UEFA have confirmed the Europa League final will be played in the same week as the Champions League final from 2019 onwards.
The current calendar see’s the Europa League decider played a week before it’s Champions League equivalent, but the organisation are keen for it to also end after the domestic football seasons end.
“The general principle to stage the UEFA Europa League final in the same week as the UEFA Champions League final for the whole 2018–21 cycle was approved,” the Executive Committee announced today after a meeting in Helsinki.
“This move was made so the UEFA Europa League final is played – like the UEFA Champions League final – after the end of the domestic season.
“As a consequence, the 2018/19 UEFA Europa League final will be played on Wednesday 29 May 2019. The venues for the two finals will be different, like today.”