The UEFA Champions League final transferred from Istanbul to Porto on May 29
UEFA Champions League final has been moved to Porto in Estadio do Dragao Dragon stadium.
The UEFA Champions League final has been moved to Porto’s Estadio do Dragao Dragon stadium. The only stadium where Manchester City has played in and failed to win during this season’s competition.
UEFA had wanted to move the final to Wembley But it happened because Portugal is on UK Government’s green list so UK visitors will be able to travel there from Sunday. Also, UEFA stated that 6000 fans from each team will be allowed to attend the Final of the UEFA Champions League.
The #UCLfinal between Manchester City and Chelsea will now be held at the Estádio do Dragão in Porto.
6,000 fans of each team will be able to attend.
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— UEFA (@UEFA) May 13, 2021
The Portuguese FA (FPF) and the Portuguese authorities hurried in and worked swiftly and seamlessly with UEFA to offer an appropriate venue for the final where all players, fans, 2,000 staff, sponsors, VIPs, and foreign media. This is the following consecutive year the final has been held in Portugal.
UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin:
“I think we can all agree that we hope never to experience a year like the one we have just endured.
“Fans have had to suffer more than twelve months without the ability to see their teams live and reaching a Champions League final is the pinnacle of club football. To deprive those supporters of the chance to see the match in person was not an option and I am delighted that this compromise has been found.
“After the year that fans have endured, it is not right that they don’t have the chance to watch their teams in the biggest game of the season.
“Once again we have turned to our friends in Portugal to help both UEFA and the Champions League and I am, as always, very grateful to the FPF and the Portuguese Government for agreeing to stage the match at such short notice.
“They have worked tirelessly in very tight time constraints in finding solutions for the many challenges that hosting a game of this magnitude presents. Whenever there has been an obstacle, they have been creative in the solutions presented and the success of staging this year’s final is entirely down to their hard work and persistence.
“We accept that the decision of the British Government to place Turkey on the red list for travel was taken in good faith and in the best interests of protecting its citizens from the spread of the virus but it also presented us with a major challenge in staging a final featuring two English teams.
“To deprive supporters of the chance to see the match in person was not an option and I am delighted that this compromise has been found,”
“Fans have had to suffer more than 12 months without the ability to see their teams live and reaching a Champions League final is the pinnacle of club football,” added Ceferin.
“After the year that fans have endured, it is not right that they don’t have the chance to watch their teams in the biggest game of the season.”
“I hope the final will be a symbol of hope at the re-emergence of Europe from a difficult period and that the fans who travel to the game will once again be able to lend their voices to showcase this final as the best in the club football.”