The UEFA Champions League of the 2022/23 season, which kicked off on the 21st of June 2022, is soon coming to an end. On the 10th of June 2023, the Atatürk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul will host the final match, featuring Manchester City, an English club, and Inter Milan, an Italian football club.
What Is The Kick-Off Time For The Match?
The match will start at 9:00 PM Central European Time (10:00 PM local time).
Where Will the 2023 Champions League Final Hold?
The Atatürk Olympic Stadium, situated in the western region of kitelli, Istanbul, is Turkey’s largest stadium, accommodating 76,761 people. It was named after Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the Republic of Turkey’s founder and first President.
The stadium was constructed to support Turkey’s bid for the 2008 Olympic Games and was inaugurated in 2002. It is the home stadium of the Turkish national team and is located in the Başakşehir locality, west of the Bosphorus. The stadium has a seating capacity of more than 75,000 people.
The Atatürk Olympic Stadium has hosted one major UEFA competition final, the 2004/05 Champions League final, in which Liverpool defeated AC Milan on penalties. The ‘Miracle of Istanbul,’ in which Liverpool returned from a 3-0 deficit at halftime, is one of the most remarkable comebacks in European football history.
Which Teams Are Featuring In The Champions League Final?
The upcoming final between Manchester City and Inter will mark their first-ever encounter in such a match. Manchester City secured their place in the final by defeating the current champions, Real Madrid. At the same time, Inter advanced to the finals after winning both legs of the semi-finals against their city rivals, AC Milan, with a total score of 3-0.
How Do I Get My Tickets To The Champions League Final?
Acquiring tickets for the UEFA Champions League final can be a competitive process. The official website of UEFA is a good source of information for ticket sales. Club memberships can offer priority access to their members and ticket lotteries.
Reputable ticket resale platforms authorized by UEFA also provide a secure environment for buying and selling tickets. Travel packages offered by authorized travel agencies may include match tickets, accommodation, and other extras.
UEFA offers official hospitality packages with premium seating, VIP experiences, and additional perks. Be cautious when purchasing from secondary ticketing websites or unauthorized sellers. Remember that demand for Champions League final tickets far exceeds supply, making them highly sought after.
It is advisable to act promptly once ticket sales open and to explore multiple avenues to increase your chances of obtaining tickets.
How Is The Champions League Final Structured??
If the scores are tied at the end of the regular time, an additional two periods of 15 minutes each are played. If either of the teams scores more goals than the other during the extra time, they are declared the winner. However, if the scores are still equal at the end of the extra time, then the winner is determined by a penalty shoot-out.
Sponsors Of The Champions League Final
Currently, Pepsi® is the sole official sponsor confirmed for the 2023 UEFA Champions League Final. Nevertheless, it remains possible that additional sponsors may be revealed as the event draws nearer.
Who Is Performing At The Champions League Final?
Anitta, the famous Brazilian artist, has been declared as one of the co-headline performers for the 2023 UEFA Champions League Final Kick-Off Show. Anitta is enjoying a year of unprecedented success, including the launch of her fifth studio album, Versions of Me, and a nomination for Best New Artist at the GRAMMY awards ceremony.
Burna Boy, a singer, songwriter, and producer, has won a GRAMMY Award and sold millions of records. He will also be performing at the UEFA Champions League Final. As a football fan, Burna Boy expressed his excitement to perform on the Pepsi stage at this year’s final, stating that it is a huge opportunity for him.
What Team Is Considered The ‘Home’ Team In The Champions League Final?
For administrative reasons, a draw was made to determine which team would be considered the “home” side in Istanbul, and it was decided that Man City would take on that role.
Referee Officiating The Champions League Final
The 2023 UEFA Champions League final will be refereed by Szymon Marciniak, a Polish referee who was also in charge of the FIFA World Cup final in December 2022.
What Uniforms Will Be Used By The Teams During The Champions League Final?
If the two teams have different primary colours, they can wear them in the final. However, Inter, the away team, will have to wear a different kit if their colours clash.
What Are The Rewards For The Champions League Champions?
The victorious team of the 2023 UEFA Champions League will be presented with a trophy, medals, and a cash prize. The amount of money for the upcoming edition has not yet been disclosed, but it was €2.04 billion in the previous season (2021/22).
Additionally, the winners will be allowed to participate in the 2023 FIFA Club World Cup and the 2023 UEFA Super Cup. Winning the tournament will also result in immense recognition and respect for the players and the team, as it is one of the most esteemed club football competitions worldwide.
The trophy for the UEFA Champions League is 73.5cm tall and weighs 7.5kg. Its creator, Jürg Stadelmann, stated that while it may not be an artistic masterpiece, it is highly coveted in football.
Moreover, if the victorious team has not qualified through their domestic competition, they will be guaranteed a spot in the 2023/24 Champions League group stage.