When is the Europa League final 2023?

When is the Europa League final 2023? A detailed view of the UEFA Europa League Trophy prior to the UEFA Europa League final match between Eintracht Frankfurt and Rangers FC at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on May 18, 2022 in Seville, Spain.
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The Europa League final 2023 is one of the biggest dates in the footballing calendar – and one of three major showpieces that UEFA have lined up for the end of the season.

As well as winning that silver vase-like trophy, there's the obvious incentive that the team who wins the Europa League will be invited into next season's Champions League as a top seed. 

Domestically in England, the League Cup final is the opener in February, the FA Cup final is yet to come in May, while the other European finals of the Champions League and Europa Conference League are both scheduled for when the domestic season ends. 

Everything you need to know about the Europa League final 2023

When is the Europa League final 2023?

The Europa League final 2023 takes place on May 31, 2023. 

James Sands and James Tavernier of Rangers are seen after their tean conceed their second goal during the UEFA Champions League group A match between Rangers FC and AFC Ajax at Ibrox Stadium on November 01, 2022 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Rangers played in the Europa League final last season (Image credit: Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The match will likely take place at 8pm in the evening, UK time, just as it usually does. Unlike the Champions League final, however, this game is not shifted to the weekend and still takes place midweek.

Odder still, the traditional Europa slot of Thursday nights (now you have the BT Sport advert in your head, right?) is ignored for the final, with the game taking place on a Wednesday instead. 

Where will the Europa League final 2023 be played?

The Europa League final 2023 will be played at Puskas Arena, Budapest, Hungary. 

A general view inside the stadium prior to the international friendly match between Hungary and Serbia at Puskas Arena on March 24, 2022 in Budapest, Hungary.

The Puskas Arena is Hungary's biggest stadium (Image credit: Laszlo Szirtesi/Getty Images)

Just as with the Champions League final, Budapest was originally scheduled to host an earlier final, until the COVID-19 pandemic got in the way. Back in 2020, the Europa showpiece was moved to Germany, given that it was safer due to the pandemic restrictions and travel. 

Due to the postponement and relocation of the 2020 final, the final hosts for both tournaments have shifted, with Budapest now hosting the 2023 final at last. 

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Mark White
Staff Writer

Mark White has been a staff writer on FourFourTwo since joining in January 2020, writing pieces for both online and the magazine. An encyclopedia of football shirts and boots knowledge – both past and present – Mark has also been to the FA Cup and League Cup finals for FFT and has written pieces for the mag ranging on subjects from Bobby Robson's season at Barcelona to Robinho's career. He once saw Tyrone Mings at a petrol station in Bournemouth but felt far too short to ask for a photo.