004 - Chelsea FC’s Stamford Bridge home to stage final on 23 May
Tickets for the 2013 UEFA Women’s Champions League final, to be played on Thursday 23 May at Stamford Bridge, go on sale today via www.chelseafc.com/uefawomensfinal.
The biggest event in European women’s club football returns to London for the second time in three years after Fulham FC’s Craven Cottage hosted the 2011 final.
UEFA General Secretary Gianni Infantino said: “The UEFA Women’s Champions League final is the pinnacle of the European women’s club football season. UEFA is proud to stage the prestigious event in London and at Stamford Bridge, giving fans the opportunity to watch and celebrate first-class football in a family-friendly atmosphere.”
Kelly Simmons, director of national game and women's football for the Football Association (FA), said: "After a wonderful 2012 for women's football, we are looking forward to another massive year for the game. It's a hugely exciting time ahead with season three of the WSL, the England women's senior team taking part in UEFA Women’s EURO in Sweden and welcoming the UEFA Women's Champions League final back to London. Stamford Bridge is a fantastic setting for this year's final, and will provide fans with a great opportunity to watch top-level European football in England."
The 2013 UEFA Women’s Champions League final ambassador Faye White said: “Women’s football is growing in popularity at an impressive rate. The UEFA Women’s Champions League final is a fantastic opportunity for fans to come together to see top-quality football played in a prestigious stadium. I hope that it will help inspire a new generation of female footballers in England.”
Ron Gourlay, Chief Executive of Chelsea Football Club, said: “Having witnessed the final in Munich last year, when Lyon won it for the second year in a row in front of over 50,000 fans, it was quite an event. It’s great to have it here at Stamford Bridge, it’s a fantastic showcase for us and women’s football and it’s a real highlight for the game in the UK.“
White was joined at Stamford Bridge by Chelsea FC ambassador Graeme Le Saux to mark the start of the ticket sales. The UEFA Women’s Champions League final will kick off at 19.30 UK time (20.30CET) and the affordable ticket price structure ensures all football fans, including families, will be able to attend.
The prices are:
Juniors (under 18): £5
Seniors (over 65): £5
The ticket packages for disabled supporters include a free seat for an accompanying person.
Tickets can be purchased at www.chelseafc.com/uefawomensfinal from 15.00 UK time (16.00CET).
For more information, please visit www.UEFA.com/womenschampionsleague.
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