There are 16 teams left standing in the 2021-22 UEFA Champions League and all of them will enter the round of 16 with dreams of qualifying for the final in May.
There are only three rounds left before we know the two finalists who will meet for the 2022 crown. The quarter-finals take place during the first two weeks of April and the semi-finals end on May 4.
This will give the two finalists a full 24 days to recuperate and prepare for the Championship which will be played at a neutral venue at the end of May. Here are all the details on the 2022 Champions League final.
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Where is the 2022 Champions League final?
For the second time in the tournament’s history and the first since 2008, the final will take place in Russia. This year’s final takes place at Krestovsky Stadium on Krestovsky Island in St. Petersburg, Russia.
The stadium is normally called Gazprom Arena, but for the Champions League final it will be called Krestovsky Stadium due to UEFA’s rules on naming sponsors for hosts of its events.
Krestovsky Stadium is a newer facility built before the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Since its opening in April 2017, it has hosted FC Zenit Saint-Petersburg, including for its Champions League matches.
It has also hosted a number of international tournaments, including the 2017 Confederations Cup final, the 2018 World Cup third-place match and a number of matches during Euro 2021, including a quarter-final. final.
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When is the 2022 Champions League final?
- Dated: Saturday May 28
- Time: 10pm local / 8pm GMT / 3pm ET
- Site: Saint Petersburg, Russia
- Stadium: Krestovsky Stadium
The final is scheduled for May 28 at 10 p.m. local time. The trophy ceremony will take place well after midnight in St Petersburg and extra time and penalty shootouts, if necessary, would make it a long night for at least one group of traveling fans.
Krestovsky Stadium was originally scheduled to host the 2021 Champions League final, but given the reorganization of final hosting duties following the COVID-19 pandemic, it was given the 2022 final instead.
How to buy tickets for the 2022 Champions League final
Unlike other stages of the competition, tickets for the Champions League final are sold by UEFA. The governing body holds an official ballot, with each team receiving an allowance for its supporters.
Krestovsky Stadium can accommodate over 62,000 fans with a listed capacity of 64,468 during the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
UEFA also announced that 10,000 tickets will be distributed free of charge to supporters of the two finalists, including 5,000 for each club. More information on tickets for the 2022 final is expected in March.
Where is the next Champions League final?
UEFA allocated venues for future Champions League finals in September 2019, but the COVID-19 pandemic has forced changes to those plans.
The 2020 and 2021 finals were both held in Portugal for security reasons and this move by UEFA forced them to revamp the original schedule of hosts for the final. Here are the venues for the next four finals announced by the European governing body:
- 2022: Krestovsky Stadium — St. Petersburg, Russia
- 2023: Ataturk Olympic Stadium — Istanbul, Turkey
- 2024: Wembley Stadium — London, England
- 2025: Fussball Arena Munchen (Allianz Arena) — Munich, Germany
UEFA Champions League final host cities and stadiums
Since 1955-56, 28 cities from 17 different European countries have hosted a Champions League final (or European Cup final, as the first UEFA title was previously known).
St Petersburg, Russia will be the 29th city to claim the honor and the second Russian host after Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium hosted the 2008 final between Manchester United and Chelsea. After a 1-1 draw in regulation time, the Red Devils won the 2008 final 6-5 in a penalty shootout marred by a costly slip by Chelsea captain John Terry.
|bari||Italy||1||1991||San Nicola Stadium|
|Belgrade||Serbia||1||1973||Red Star Stadium|
|Istanbul||Turkey||1||2005||Ataturk Olympic Stadium|
|Kyiv||Ukraine||1||2018||NSC Olympic Stadium|
|Paris||France||3||nineteen eighty one||Princes Park|
|Port||Portugal||1||2021||Estadio do Dragao|
|St Denis||France||2||2006||Stade de France|
|Seville||Spain||1||1986||Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan|