Champions League final to be played in Porto
By Ric Turner, Thu 13 May 2021 12:45
Game moved to Estádio do Dragão and both clubs will receive allocation of 6,000 tickets
UEFA has today confirmed that the Champions League final between City and Chelsea will be played at the Estádio do Dragão, Porto. Each club will be given an allocation of 6,000 tickets.
The game was originally scheduld to be played in Istanbul, but travel restrictions put in place by the UK government meant the game had to be relocated.
Announcing the decision, UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin said:
“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.”