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The Champions League final between Manchester City and Chelsea may change stadium

By Mauricio Saenz

The Champions League final between Manchester City and Chelsea may change stadium

Authorities of both clubs will make a formal request to change the stadium of the final  

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Fans, politicians and health authorities asked UEFA that the final of the Champions League, scheduled for Saturday 29 May, be transferred from Turkey to England, which will contribute to the two contending teams: Manchester City and Chelsea. "It would be a logical change to have this final at Wembley and offer next year's to Istanbul," said Clive Efford, a member of the Parliamentary Committee for English Sport.

The reasons to support the change, in addition to the presence of two English teams in the final, are the health restrictions imposed in Turkey by the Covid-19 pandemic, which would prevent the transfer of fans to Istanbul. Despite the initiative promoted after the qualification of Manchester City and Chelsea to the definition of the most important club tournament in Europe, UEFA plans to keep the Turkish headquarters.

The entity already had to transfer the definition of the Champions 2019-20 from the Ataturk Stadium in Istanbul to the Stadio da Luz in Lisbon due to the Covid-19 pandemic. City, which has just eliminated Paris Saint-Germain, and Chelsea, who left Real Madrid on the way, will animate the third English final of the Champions: Chelsea itself lost to Manchester United in the 2007-08 edition and Liverpool beat Tottenham Hotspur in the 2018-19 season.

UEFA Champions League 2020-21: When and where the final will be played

This Wednesday the grand final between Manchester City and Chelsea, who will seek the 2020-21 UEFA Champions League, was defined on May 29 at the Atatürk Olympic Stadium, located in Istanbul, Turkey.

UEFA Champions League 2020-21, Manchester City vs Chelsea: schedule by countries

Spain: 9:00 p.m.
Argentina: 4:00 p.m.
Bolivia: 3:00 p.m.
Brazil: 4:00 p.m.
Chile: 3:00 p.m.
Colombia: 2:00 p.m.
Ecuador: 2:00 p.m.
Mexico: 2:00 p.m.
Paraguay: 3:00 p.m.
Peru: 2:00 p.m.
Uruguay: 4:00 p.m.
Venezuela: 3:00 p.m.
United States: 12:00 PT / 15:00 ET

UEFA Champions League 2020-21: all about the Atatürk Olympic Stadium

The stage for the final of the UEFA Champions League 2021, located in the town of İkitelli, has a capacity for 76,092 spectators, but due to the Covid-19 pandemic only 9,000 people will be able to attend. At the same time, it is a modern stadium, since its inauguration dates from July 31, 2002. At present, no team from the Turkish league exercises its home at this venue (frequently), which is usually the home of the selected country.

 


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