Tips for Visitors to the UEFA Champions League Final on 6 June
The Programme for the Biggest Football Event of the Year
Berlin, 3 June 2015 On 6 June, it will finally be time for the final match of the UEFA Champions League, being held for the first time in Berlin this year. At Berlin’s Olympic Stadium, more than 70,000 spectators will turn out to watch Juventus and FC Barcelona duke it out for the title. Tens of thousands of additional visitors to Berlin are also expected.
“We look forward to welcoming our guests from Italy and Spain who are already big fans of our city”, says Burkhard Kieker, CEO of visitBerlin. “People from Italy and Spain are among the top 5 groups of visitors from Europe. All the better that there’s yet another reason to make a trip to Berlin this weekend. Our city will once again live up to its reputation as a great host.”
Programme Highlights of the UEFA Champions Festival
Experience football even without a ticket: From 4 to 7 June, the UEFA Champions Festival is taking place at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate. Highlights include photo opportunities with the Champions League trophy and the first UEFA Champions League movie night (4 June, 9 pm), with shorts from this year’s Berlin Football Film Festival being shown under the open skies. At the Ultimate Champions Match (5 June, 5.30 pm), former football stars will once again lace up their boots and take to the pitch. Berlin’s Blue Man Group will perform before this match. Afterwards DJ Robin Schulz will keep the party going. The programme also includes various contests and autograph sessions. The festival opens each day at 11 am; admission is free.
• UEFA Champions League Trophy Experience
• Autograph signings
• Football matches
Thursday, 4 June:
• 11 am: Official festival opening
• 9 pm: UEFA Champions League Film Festival
Friday, 5 June:
• 11 am: Adidas Young Champions matches
• 5.30 pm: Ultimate Champions Match, with Jens Lehmann,
Giovane Élber, Marco Materazzi, Alessandro Del Piero, Mark van Bommel, Samuel Eto’o, and many other legends (with Blue Man Group opening show)
• 9.30 pm: DJ Robin Schulz
Saturday, 6 June / Sunday, 7 June:
• 11.30 am: Football freestyle session
• 1.45 pm: Flying Steps Academy (Sat)
• 12 noon: Flying Steps Academy (Sun)
Website for Football Fans football.visitBerlin.com
With details about travelling to Berlin, accommodation, and tips on events: visitBerlin has assembled everything you need to know about the football event of the year at football.visitBerlin.com. Fans of public screenings are going to be in heaven when they come to Berlin: Numerous bars, cafés, and open-air venues will be showing the final match live; the match will NOT be shown at the festival, however. Check out the website for a list of places to view the match.
More information is available at uefa.com; please send press enquiries to mediauefa [dot] ch.