May 062016
St Jakob-Park was a host stadium during the 2008 European Championship

Uefa has defended its decision to host the Europa League final at St Jakob-Park, which has a capacity of 35,000.

The home of Swiss club FC Basel will become the second smallest venue to host the competition’s final when Liverpool face Sevilla there on 18 May.

The executive committee of European football’s governing body made its decision in September 2014.

“Of course, it is impossible to predict in advance which clubs will reach the final,” Uefa said on its website.