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NEWS 2020-21 Champions League final to be played in Istanbul on 29 May 2021

24 Feb 2021

The Daily Mail from the British press has announced to its readers a flash development on the UEFA Champions League final for the 2020-21 season. The newspaper reported that the giant final challenge to take place in Istanbul this season will be played in front of an audience of about 30 percent to 50 percent within the capacity of the Ataturk Olympic Stadium.

Accordingly, it was noted that between 22,500 and 37,500 spectators could watch the final match to take place on 29 May, in the stadium. Due to the corona virus pandemic, it has not yet been decided whether to sell tickets to fans of the teams that have reached the final, while it is believed that if all of the tickets are sold to Turkish spectators, close to 50 percent of the stadium will be filled.

As it is known, the 2019-20 UEFA Champions League final was planned to be held in Istanbul, but after the outbreak of the corona virus, said game was played without spectators in the Portuguese capital Lisbon. Meanwhile, UEFA had announced that Istanbul would host the final challenge for 2020-21.

Atatürk Olympic Stadium is a stadium in Istanbul, Turkey. Named after the country's first president, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the facility is the largest stadium in the country, in capacity. It was built to serve Turkish Athletics and football as part of the Olympic Games preparation project.

The construction of Atatürk Olympic Stadium, the largest project of the Olympic Park started on an area of 584 hectares in Ikitelli district of Başakşehir district in Istanbul, in 1999. Its construction was completed in 2002. After the final regulations of Atatürk Olympic Stadium, where international football championships and World Athletics Championships can be held, meeting the requirements of IAAF, FIFA, IOC the total spectator capacity was reduced to 75,145.

All kinds of sports, social and cultural activities can be done in the stadium. Besides the main athletics track with 9 lanes, there are 2 illuminated training and athletics fields in the stadium.

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