UEFA Champions League Final: Madrid

Key details

  • It will take place at Estadio Metropolitano, Madrid
  • Final: Saturday 1 June, 21:00CET
UEFA Champions League Final: Madrid
UEFA Champions League Final: Madrid

Madrid is…

  • The capital of Spain and the fourth most visited city in Europe.
  • The sixth largest city in the UEFA zone, with a population of around three million.
  • Paired with Abu Dhabi, Melbourne, New York, Rabat and Tripoli, among others.
  • The second city to host its fifth European Cup final after London, the match was played between Santiago Bernabeu in 1957, 1969, 1980 and 2010.  Grab your Tickets of Champions League from our global event ticket sales market.

Where is it

On the Manzanares River, in the centre of Spain, Madrid is the largest city on the Iberian Peninsula. It is 3,000 km from the last city of Kiev, and about 2,750 km from the host city of 2020, Istanbul.

Estadio Metropolitano

  • The newly rebuilt stadium replaced Vicente Calderon at the seat of the three-time UEFA Europa League winner Atletico Madrid.
  • It is named in honour of the original home of Estadio Metropolitano – Atletico until 1966.
  • Built with the environment in mind, LED lighting and stadium solar panels to reduce energy consumption, while recycled rainwater irrigates the ground.

Where to stay

Madrid is an important hub of tourism and business and offers accommodation options for all budgets, from luxury hotels to basic hostels. See the useful links below.

What to see

For culture: The Art Walk connects three of the world’s largest museums: the Prado, Thyssen-Bornemisza and Reina Sofia, while the Planetarium and Science Museum of the city are also recommended.

For the atmosphere: The Puerta del Sol and the central Plaza Mayor give a good idea of the historical grandeur of Madrid, as well as the gigantic royal palace, which borders the gardens of Campo del Moro and Sabatini.

Eat and drink

Madrid offers a dizzying array of dining options, with many local dishes to try, including the Cocido Madrileno (Madrid Stew) consisting of vegetables, chickpeas, pork and chorizo sausages. The bocadillo de calamares (fried squid sandwich) can be the main snack, while vegetarians can enjoy a tortilla (Spanish omelette) and sweet chocolate churros. Look for the Menu del Dia in local restaurants – a three-course lunch priced at 10-15 €, which will put the fans in shape for the whole day.

Football in the city

The supporters of Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid represent more than half of the Spanish fans. Both are also giants at the European level. Real Madrid started the 2018/19 season by winning 33 Spanish titles, 19 Spanish Cups, 13 UEFA Champions League titles and two UEFA Cups. Atletico’s achievements are almost as impressive: ten league titles and Spanish Cups, plus a Cup Winners’ Cup and three editions of the UEFA Europa League. Many other clubs play in the city (Getafe, Rayo Vallecano and Leganes are also in the top flight), but there is only one Madrilenian derby that the world is talking about.

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