Guide to Athens

The Athens Olympic Stadium was re-opened in July 2004 ready for the Olympic games later that year. It’s design is intended for athletics and hence why it’s 71,000 seater capacity has been reduced to 63,000 for the Champions League Final to accomodate the UEFA advertising boards.

The stadium is located in the area of Maroussi in Athens and is now home to Greek side AEK Athens.

Meanwhile, UEFA have organised events for five days leading up to the match which will take place from 11am to 11pm at the Ancient Olympic Stadium, Syntagma Square and Zappeion Square in the Greek capital.

Fans wishing to party well into the night just as they did in Taksim Square in Istanbul two years ago should be able to easily to do so, with local nightclubs said to be open until 7am!

Videos from UEFA:

The Athens Olympic Stadium (Requires Windows Media Player to view)

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The City of Athens

  • The presentation ceremony for the trophy will this year take place in the stands following the players walking up stairs rather than on the pitch in recent years.
  • Liverpool will wear their red home kit, and AC Milan their white away kit – just as in 2005.