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Champions League final: What soccer fans traveling to Madrid need to know

The British embassy has issued travel advice on how to prepare for Saturday’s game between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur at the Wanda Metropolitan Stadium

A passerby takes a selfie with a giant replica of the UEFA Champions League ball displayed in Madrid on May 29, 2019 ahead of the final football match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur on June 1. (Photo by GABRIEL BOUYS / AFP)
A passerby takes a selfie with a giant replica of the UEFA Champions League ball displayed in Madrid on May 29, 2019 ahead of the final football match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur on June 1. (Photo by GABRIEL BOUYS / AFP)GABRIEL BOUYS (AFP)

More than 67,000 soccer fans are expected to attend the Champions League finals between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid at 9pm on Saturday, June 1.

For soccer fans traveling to the match from the United Kingdom, the British embassy in Madrid has provided detailed information about what to expect on the day of the final.

Getting to the stadium

The Champions League final will take place at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium, which is located at Avenida de Luis Aragonés 4, 28022 Madrid

The Wanda Metropolitan Stadium in Madrid.
The Wanda Metropolitan Stadium in Madrid.JAVIER SORIANO (AFP)

The recommended route to reach the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium is by public transportation such as the Madrid Metro. There will be no public parking facilities available at or near the stadium for private cars, coaches, motorbikes, mopeds, bicycles or scooters. Download the official Champions League Final leaflet for detailed information about Fan Zones and recommended metro lines to get to the stadium for both sets of supporters.

Fan Zones

Both Fan Zones will have activities, food, drink and music during the day of the match. The Fan Zones will close at 6pm when supporters with tickets will be expected to start making their way into the stadium and those without tickets to local bars to watch the game live.

Liverpool’s Fan Zone will be in Felipe II square (also known as Salvador Dalí square) in Madrid on match day. The nearest Metro stop for Liverpool fans is Goya Station where you can take a direct train on Line 2 (red line) to Las Rosas. There is a short walk to the stadium from Las Rosas station.

A woman with a scarf from the 2018 UEFA Champions League final in Madrid.
A woman with a scarf from the 2018 UEFA Champions League final in Madrid.JUAN MEDINA (REUTERS)

Tottenham’s Fan Zone will be in Colon Square in Madrid on match day. The nearest Metro stop for Tottenham fans is Alonso Martinez Station where you can get a direct train on Line 5 (green line) to Canillejas. There is a short walk to the stadium from Canillejas station.

Please arrive at the stadium early as entry will be slow due to the exhaustive security checks that will be carried out. The outer perimeter of the stadium opens at 4pm and entry to the stadium itself will be from 6pm.

There will also be a UEFA Champions League Festival in the center of Madrid on the days running up to and on the day of the match. This festival includes various soccer-related activities and concerts.

Supporters without tickets

There will be NO live screening of the match in the Fan Zones or Festival areas. Fans should not travel with the assumption that they will be able to get a ticket on arrival. Ticket touting is illegal in Spain and penalties include heavy fines. There will also be two lines of checks on tickets at the stadium. However, if you are in Madrid on June 1, you will not be short of options to watch the game live though, as Madrid is a city that loves football, so there will be plenty of bars showing the game.

At the match

Banners of the 2018 UEFA Champions League final are seen in Madrid.
Banners of the 2018 UEFA Champions League final are seen in Madrid.JUAN MEDINA (REUTERS)

Tips

Lost or stolen passport?

The British Consulate in Madrid will be running an exceptional out-of-hours service on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 June. If your passport is lost or stolen, call +34 91 714 6300 as soon as possible for advice on how to obtain an Emergency Travel Document and for Consulate opening hours.

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