London to host eight-day UEFA Champions festival

As the design for the
UEFA Champions League ticket was released yesterday, it was announced that
London will play
host to a free eight-day UEFA Champions Festival in

The free festival, to
take place in Hyde Park from 21 May, will be
created by footballing body UEFA and several key sponsors including Sony,
Playstation and Ford. It will be run in conjunction with the Mayor of

The festival site will
consist of live football areas, five-a-side tournaments and master classes,
alongside a wide range of entertainment and bars, plus a dedicated UEFA
travelling museum which will give fans an opportunity to get close to the UEFA
Champions League trophy.

“Visitors and Londoners
will be able to visit the festival site which will be packed full of exciting
events, inspirational football activity,” said ex-Chelsea and England
footballer, Graeme Le Saux.

The UEFA Champions League
Final will be held at Wembley 28 May, with Fulham FC’s Craven Cottage host a
women’s Champions League final on 26 May,.

The Mayor of London,
Boris Johnson said: “Londoners are incredibly passionate about football, not
least because our capital contains some of the best clubs in Europe. There can be no better city to host the UEFA
Champions League finals and all eyes will be on Craven Cottage and Wembley in

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Paul Colston


Paul Colston

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