2023 UEFA Champions League final will be played in Istanbul Atatürk Olympic Stadium

The 2023 UEFA Champions League will reach its culmination with the Manchester City vs Inter match, where the champion will be determined. The final will take place in Istanbul, one of the world’s largest capitals, on Saturday, June 10, 2023. Turkey is thrilled to host this prestigious competition.


Topics:

  • Who is playing in the Champions League final?
  • How can I watch the 2023 Champions League final?
  • How will I get Champions League final tickets?
  • Who are the ‘home’ team for the Champions League final?
  • Who will play at the Champions League championship game?
  • What do the Champions League winners get?
  • Where is Atatürk Olympic Stadium?
  • What else can I do in Istanbul?

Originally, the final was planned to be held at Wembley Stadium in London, England. However, due to the rescheduling and relocation of the 2020 final as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, subsequent host cities were shifted by a year. Consequently, the 2023 final was assigned to the Allianz Arena in Munich. However, when the 2021 final, initially planned for Istanbul, had to be relocated due to the ongoing impact of the pandemic, Istanbul was granted the opportunity to host the 2023 final instead. Munich will now serve as the host city for the 2025 final.

The victorious team in the final will secure automatic qualification for the 2023–24 UEFA Champions League group stage. Additionally, they will earn the privilege of competing against Sevilla, the winners of the 2022–23 UEFA Europa League, in the 2023 UEFA Super Cup. Furthermore, the winning team will participate in both the 2023 and 2025 FIFA Club World Cups.

2023 UEFA Champions League Cup at Sultanahmet Square

Who is playing in the Champions League final?

In the final, Manchester City and Inter will face each other for the first time in their history. Inter earned their spot in the final with a commanding 3-0 aggregate win over their city rivals, AC Milan, in the semi-finals. On the other hand, Manchester City secured their place in the final by defeating the league leaders, Real Madrid.


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How can I watch the 2023 Champions League final?

Below is the list of channels where you can watch the 2023 Champions League final:

Albania: TringRTSH
Armenia: Vivaro Sports
Austria:
 ServusTVSky Austria 
Azerbaijan: CBC Sport
Belgium: 
RTLVTMProximus 
Bosnia & Herzegovina: Arena Sport
Bulgaria:
 bTVA1
Croatia: HRT, Arena Sport
Cyprus: CYTA
Czechia: TV Nova, Voyo
Denmark: Viaplay
Estonia: Viaplay
Finland: MTV (C More)
France: Canal+, TF1
Georgia: SetantaSilknet
Germany: DAZN, ZDF
Gibraltar
: Gibtelecom
Greece: Cosmote TVMEGA
Hungary: MTVA 
Iceland: 
Syn
Israel:
 The Sports Channel 
Italy: MediasetSky Italia
Kazakhstan: QazSport, Q Sport League
Kosovo: Arena Sport, Artmotion, Klan TV
Latvia: 
Viaplay
Liechtenstein:
 blue+3+Sky Austria, ZDF
Lithuania: 
Viaplay
Luxembourg:
 RTL, Proximus
Malta: PBSMelita
Moldova:
 Setanta, Prime, Jurnal TV
Montenegro: Arena Sport 
Netherlands: RTL, Ziggo Sport
North Macedonia: Makedonski Telekom, Arena Sport, MTV

Norway: TV2 Norway
Poland:
 PolsatTVP
Portugal: 
Eleven, TVI
Republic of Ireland: RTELivescore 
Romania:
 Clever Media, Digisport, Telekom Romania
Russia:
 Match TV 
Serbia: Arena Sport, RTS
Slovakia:
 Markiza, Voyo
Slovenia: Pro Plus
Spain:
 Telefonica, Mediapro, RTVE
Sweden: 
Telia
Switzerland: blue+3+
Türkiye: 
EXXEN, TV8
Ukraine: Megogo
United Kingdom: BT Sport
Nigeria: SuperSport
South Africa: SuperSport
Middle East/North Africa (Algeria, Bahrain, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen): beIN
Sub-Saharan Africa: SuperSport, Canal+
Bolivia: Televideo (Bolivision)
Brazil: 
SBTTNT
Canada: DAZN
Caribbean: Flow SportsSportsmax
Central America:
 ESPN
Costa Rica:
 Canal 7
Dominican Republic: Televideo (Canal 7)
Nicaragua: Televideo (Canal 10)
Panama: 
TV MaxRPC
Paraguay: Televideo (Cerro Cora)
Peru: 
Televideo
South America (ex. Brazil):
 ESPN
United States of America:
 CBSTUDN
Venezuela: La Tele Tuya
Australia: Channel 9
Brunei: beIN
Cambodia: beIN
PR China:
 Alibaba, CCTV, IQIYI, MIGU, Tencent
Hong Kong SAR: 
beIN
Indian subcontinent: 
Sony
Indonesia: SCTV, Champions TV
Japan:
 WOWOW
Kyrgyzstan: 
Q Sport League
Laos: 
beIN
Macau SAR: 
TDM
Malaysia: beIN
Mongolia: SPS
Myanmar:
 Canal+
New Zealand: Spark Sport
Pacific Islands: Digicel
Philippines: Tap TV
Republic of Korea: 
SPO TV
Singapore: 
beIN
Taiwan/Chinese Taipei:
 Elta Sports
Tajikistan: Varzish TV
Thailand: beIN
Turkmenistan: AlmaSport TV
Uzbekistan: MTRK
Vietnam: FPT Sports
Ecuador: Televideo (RTS)
El Salvador: Canal 4
Guatemala: Televideo (Canal 3 or Canal 7)
Haiti:
 Canal+
Honduras:
 Telecadena (Canal 7)
MexicoTNT
Ecuador: Televideo (RTS)
El Salvador: Canal 4
Guatemala: Televideo (Canal 3 or Canal 7)
Haiti:
 Canal+
Honduras:
 Telecadena (Canal 7)
MexicoTNT
List of UEFA Champions League broadcasters.

How will I get Champions League final tickets?

The majority of tickets for the championship game will be made available to the general public and supporters of the competing clubs as usual. Out of the total 72,000 tickets, 47,200 can be directly purchased by fans and the general public. The two finalists will receive an allocation of 20,000 tickets each, while the participating teams will handle the sale and distribution of tickets reserved for their respective supporters.

The public application window for tickets was open on UEFA.com from Friday, April 21 to Friday, April 28. To allocate these tickets, a voting process takes place. The remaining tickets are distributed among the local organizing committee, UEFA, national associations, commercial partners, and broadcasters.


Who are the ‘home’ team for the Champions League final?

In Istanbul, Man City will be the “home” team thanks to an administrative draw.

Manchester City Flag

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Who will play at the Champions League championship game?

Anitta, the Brazilian superstar, will be a co-headliner for the 2023 UEFA Champions League Final Kick Off Show. This year, she released her fifth studio album, “Versions Of Me,” and received a GRAMMY nomination for Best New Artist. She is currently experiencing a phenomenal year with record-breaking achievements. Additionally, the multi-platinum selling, GRAMMY Award-winning singer, songwriter, and producer, Brown Boy, will also grace the stage.


What do the Champions League winners get?

The UEFA Champions League trophy, standing at a height of 73.5cm and weighing 7.5kg, is crafted from crystal. Its inventor is Jürg Stadelmann and he aptly remarked that “Everyone in football is eager to get their hands on it.”

Additionally, if the champions of the 2022–23 season have not already secured qualification through their local tournament, they are guaranteed a place in the group stage of the 2023–24 Champions League.


Where is Atatürk Olympic Stadium?

The Atatürk Olympic Stadium, located in the Kitelli neighborhood of western Turkey, holds the distinction of being the largest stadium in the country. Its construction began in 1999 and was completed in 2002. Originally built for Turkey’s bid to host the 2008 Olympic Games, the honor eventually went to Beijing, China. This Olympic-sized stadium can accommodate a seating capacity of 74,753 spectators. Recognized as a “5-star sports complex” by UEFA in 2004, it has been authorized to host finals of UEFA competitions. One memorable event held at the Atatürk Olympic Stadium was the 2005 UEFA Champions League Final, famously known as the “Miracle of Istanbul,” contested between Milan and Liverpool on May 25, 2005.

Atatürk Olympic Stadium was recognized as a “5-star sports complex” by UEFA in 2004.

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What else can I do in Istanbul?

While numerous options are available, here are some of the most popular ones that we can list below:

1. Bosphorus Dinner Cruise

This particular option is highly favored by travelers for its exceptional appeal. During the cruise along the Bosphorus, you can immerse yourself in the delightful experience of local dance shows, indulge in delectable regional cuisine, and enjoy the accompanying music.

A dinner cruise on the world’s most picturesque destination, the Bosphorus, is a spectacular way to have fun. 

2. Visit the Old City

With a rich history dating back centuries, Istanbul is a captivating blend of Eastern and Western cultures and architectural styles. The old city, in particular, houses a wealth of treasures from Ottoman, Roman, and Byzantine history. Exploring the old city, visiting iconic sites such as Sultanahmet Square and the Hippodrome, is a must-do activity, considering that it served as the capital for 1,600 years.



3. Expericne Turkish Bath

After an exhilarating experience at the stadium, it’s essential to unwind and relax. Experiencing a traditional activity in Istanbul can be truly amazing and leave you feeling completely rejuvenated before returning home.



4. Visit Topkapi palace and Bascilica Cistern

For centuries, Topkapi Palace served as the residence of Ottoman Sultans. Its intricate oriental details and magnificent collection attract travelers from all corners of the globe. Moreover, the recently restored Basilica Cistern, along with its unique features such as the Medusa statue and the Tear or Crying Column, make it an extraordinary destination to explore. Both of these destinations hold great significance and can be visited during your trip to Istanbul for the Champions League.


See also Istanbul Basilica Cistern Tour

The Basilica Cistern has undergone recent restoration, bringing it back to its former glory.


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