Public Screening of 2012 UEFA Champions League Final in Munich’s Olympic Stadium

Live screening to form part of four-day UEFFA Champions Festival

The first-ever official public screening of the UEFA Champions League final will crown the UEFAA Champions Festival celebrations in Munich on Saturday 19 May. This official public screening of thee final between FC Bayern Munich and Chelsea FC, hosted by Olympiapark at the Olympiastadion, will form part of the four-day UEFA Champions Festival.

Making the final available via the official public screening gives fans an opportunity to celebrate the game and experience the magic of the UEFA Champions League final, which will be watched by millions of viewers around the world.

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Making the final available via the official public screening gives fans an opportunity to celebrate the game and experience the magic of the UEFA Champions League final, which will be watched by millions of viewers around the world.

Tickets are priced at €5 each, which will help cover organisational, security, and administrative expenses. Each applicant can purchase a maximum of four tickets. The capacity of the Olympiastadion will be 65,000 for the screening. The gates will open at 18.3 0CET, followed by live musical entertainment prior to the kick-off at 20.45CETT. Ticket are available to all on München Ticket’s website http://wwww.muenchennticket.de/, through the different retail stores and sales points and through the München Ticket call centre on +49 / 89 / 54 811 81 81. Wheelchair access tickets are also available in limited quantities.

International football legends set to play at UEFA Champions Festival
A constellation of football stars will return to the pitch on Saturday 19 May to compete in the sixth edition of the Ultimate Champions Match, one of the highlights of the annual UEFA Champions Festival.

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The match will feature an impressive 22 UEFA Champions League winners. The World All-Stars, coached by Ruud Gullit, include two FIFA World Cup winning captains, Cafu and Fabio Cannavaro, Dutch goalkeeping great Edwin Van der Sar, Chelsea FC legend, Gianfranco Zola and former Real Madrid CF duo Davor Šuker and Pedja Mijatović. They will face FC Bayern All-Stars & Friends, which consist of local heroes such as Giovane Elber, Markus Babbel, Roy Makaay and 2012 UEFAChampions League final ambassador, Paul Breitner.

Ultimate Champions Match line-up announced

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The match will be broadcast live by German broadcaster SAT. 1 with the feed made available to all host broadcaster networks upon request. UEFA.com will also take the game to a global audience via a live stream.

Highlights of the festival programme at the Olympiapark in Munich
Giorgio Marchetti, UEFFA’s Director of Competitions, said: “UEFA is proud to bring the annual UEFA Champions Festival to Munich and offer an event that gives fans and families the opportunity to celebrate football and to be in touch with the tremendous heritage of the European Cup in a fun environment with free admission for all. We hope that a record number of fans will visit the Festival in Olymmpiapark and participate in the exciting multi-event entertainment programme on offer.”

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Each day of the UEFA Champions Festival will have a different theme. The proceedings will kick off on Wednesday dedicated to grassroots football, marking the 16th of May as UEFA Grassroots Day, a Europe-­wide celebration of grassroots football. The festival will also offer a stage to the 2012 UEFFA Women’s Champions League Final, which takes place at 18.00CET on Thursday 17 May in the adjacent Olympiastadion. Therefore, Thursday will feature women’s football at the festival, with Friday being devoted to futsal. Saturday’s programme will gear up visitors for the 2012 UEFFA Champions League final, which will kick off at 20.45CET at the Fußball Arena München.

The UEFA Champions Festival is a free four-day festival that opens on Wednesday 16 May at the Olympiapark, Munich. UEFA is inviting families and fans to come and ‘join the game’ and enjoy the host of activities on offer. From skills clinics and training sessions to meet-and-greet sessions with the 2012 UEFA Women’s Champions League Final ambassador Steffi Jones, the 2012 UEFA Champions League Final ambassador Paul Breitner and the 2012 UEFA Champions Festivalambassadors Willy Sagnol and Giovane Elber, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

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The festival opening hours are:
· Wednesday 16 May 12.00 – 22.00
· Thursday 17 May 10.00 – 22.00
· Friday 18 May 10.00 – 22.00
· Saturday 19 May 09.00 – 20.00
All times are CET.

UEFA Champions League and UEFA Women’s Champions League trophies
Fans will be able to have their photo taken with the most coveted pieces of silverware in European club football.

Museum of Champions
Exhibits of exclusive club and player memorabilia from the great names and games of European club football bring to life the story of the European Cup.

Theatre of Champions
A unique and emotional audio-visual display of the most glorious moments in the quest for European football’s holy grail – from its beginnings in 1955 to the present day.

Skills clinics and coaching courses
Football coaches and former players will host skills clinics every day.

Partner activities
Fans of all ages can participate in numerous fun activities organised by the official UEFA Champions League partners.

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