The annual UEFA Champions Festival will take place in London on from the 23rd to 26th May 2013 following on from the Champions League final at Wembley, it was formally announced today.
The free four-day football celebration, featuring a series of family-friendly activities, will be the first major event to come to the home of the 2012 London Olympics since last summer, taking place on The International Quarter close to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
UEFA is inviting fans and families to visit the festival and take part in a series of free activities including the opportunity to have photos taken with the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Women’s Champions League trophies.
Festival attendees will also have the chance to visit the UEFA Champions League museum to experience all the memories of past tournaments with children able to take part in a variety of skills clinics and coaching courses put on by professional coaches throughout the week.
Festival ambassadors, including former England players Faye White and Steve McManaman, will be on hand to meet and greet the fans who will also be invited to participate in a schedule of entertainment hosted by UEFA Champions League partners.
The festival will open on Thursday 23rd May running through to Sunday 26th May following the UEFA Champions League final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 25th. The festival will include one of the most popular events of the week, the Ultimate Champions Match which will feature a number of UEFA Champions League greats of years gone by.
Further details regarding the events on offer to fans during the week of the festival will be released in the coming weeks. You can get more information at www.uefa.com.