Exeter Chiefs and Racing 92 will face off for the biggest prize in club rugby on Saturday, October 17th (4.45pm KO).

The fixture is set to be the first major final that the newly redeveloped Ashton Gate will host.

Managing director Mark Kelly said: “It’s a great honour for our venue to host the Champions Cup final and we look forward to welcoming two fantastic teams to BS3.

“Although it’s bitterly disappointing to not be able to host supporters, it’s a wonderful opportunity for us to showcase the world-class facility at Ashton Gate to a worldwide television audience.

“The vision of the stadium has always been to host international events and we’re proud that this will be realised next month. It’s testament to the hard work of everybody in our community who are working tirelessly to put the city of Bristol on the sporting map.”