2015 UEFA Champions League Final

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2015 UEFA Champions League Final
2015 UCL Final Visual Identity.jpg
Event 2014–15 UEFA Champions League
Date 6 June 2015
Venue Olympiastadion, Berlin
2014
2016

The 2015 UEFA Champions League Final will be the final match of the 2014–15 UEFA Champions League, the 60th season of Europe's premier club football tournament organised by UEFA, and the 23rd season since it was renamed from the European Champion Clubs' Cup to the UEFA Champions League. It will be played at the Olympiastadion in Berlin, Germany, on 6 June 2015.[1]

Whichever team wins will earn the right to play against the winners of the 2014–15 UEFA Europa League in the 2015 UEFA Super Cup. They will also qualify to enter the semi-finals of the 2015 FIFA Club World Cup as the UEFA representative.

Venue[edit]

The Olympiastadion in Berlin will host the final.

The Olympiastadion was announced as the venue for the final at the UEFA Executive Committee meeting in London on 23 May 2013.[2] This will be the first European Cup/Champions League final hosted in Berlin.

The current Olympiastadion was built for the 1936 Summer Olympics in the western part of the city and formed the southern part of the Reichssportfeld (today Olympiapark Berlin). During the Second World War, the area suffered little damage. After the war, Allied military occupation used the northern part of the Reichssportfeld as its headquarters until 1949.

Since 1985, the stadium has hosted the finals of both the DFB-Pokal and its companion women's tournament, the Frauen DFB Pokal. The Olympiastadion hosted the Internationales Stadionfest, which also served as an IAAF Golden League event until 2010. The stadium hosted the 2009 World Championships in Athletics where Usain Bolt broke the 100m and 200m world records.

Aside from its use as an Olympic stadium, the Olympiastadion has a strong footballing tradition. Historically, it has been the home ground of Hertha BSC since 1963. It was also used for three matches at the 1974 FIFA World Cup. It was renovated ahead of the 2006 FIFA World Cup, at which it hosted six matches, including the final. Since 1985, the DFB-Pokal final has been held annually at the Olympiastadion.

Pre-match[edit]

Ambassador[edit]

Karl-Heinz Riedle was named as the ambassador for the final.

Former Germany international player Karl-Heinz Riedle, who won the Champions League with Borussia Dortmund in 1997, was named the ambassador for the final.[3]

[edit]

UEFA unveiled the visual identity of the final on 29 August 2014.[4]

Ticketing[edit]

With a stadium capacity of 70,500, a total amount of 46,000 tickets are available to fans and the general public, with the two finalist teams receiving 20,000 tickets each and with 6,000 tickets being available for sale to fans worldwide via UEFA.com from 5 to 23 March 2015 in four price categories: 390, €280, €160, and €70.[5] The rest of 24,500 tickets are allocated to sponsors and officials.[6]

Related events[edit]

The 2015 UEFA Women's Champions League Final will be held on 14 May 2015 at the Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark in Berlin. Unlike recent years, in which the Women's Champions League final was held in the same week as the men's Champions League final, the two matches will be separated by almost a month, as the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup starts in early June.[7]

Match[edit]

6 June 2015
20:45 CEST
Winners of semi-final 2 v Winners of semi-final 1
Report

Match rules[8]

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra time if necessary.
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level.
  • Seven named substitutes, of which up to three may be used.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014/15 calendar and access list". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. Retrieved 14 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "Executive Committee decides hosts for 2015 finals". UEFA.org. Union of European Football Associations. 23 May 2013. Retrieved 14 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "Riedle relishing ambassadorial role". UEFA.com (Union of European Football Associations). 28 August 2014. Retrieved 14 February 2015. 
  4. ^ "2015 UEFA Champions League final identity revealed". UEFA.org. Union of European Football Associations. 29 August 2014. Retrieved 14 February 2015. 
  5. ^ "Apply for Champions League final tickets from Thursday". UEFA.com. 3 March 2015. 
  6. ^ "Champions League final 2015: Uefa allocate 24,500 tickets for officials, sponsors and corporate hospitality". The Independent. 3 March 2015. Retrieved 17 March 2015. 
  7. ^ "Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark to stage final". UEFA.com (Union of European Football Associations). 16 July 2014. Retrieved 14 February 2015. 
  8. ^ "Regulations of the UEFA Champions League 2014/15 Season" (PDF). UEFA.com. 1 May 2014. 

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