Building the Event 

The UEFA Champions League Final is the largest sporting event in the world in 2017. It is a major coup for Cardiff and, as host it is not just about the 90 minutes of the match, it is about creating a four-day experience that Cardiff and Wales can all be proud of.

There will be a number of installations erected around central Cardiff to create this experience.

Construction of these will commence prior to the event, starting from mid-April. Our goal is to ensure any disruption is kept to a minimum for the nearby local community.  Details of plans are included here:

  • UEFA Champions Festival Roald Dahl Plass in Cardiff Bay
  • Hospitality Venues at Bute Park and Cardiff Castle

There will be a new state of the art Legacy Pitch which UEFA has donated to Cardiff for hosting the event.  The confirmed location is Grange Gardens, Grangetown with construction currently underway. This new pitch will assist to further build football at a grassroots level in Cardiff for years to come.

There will also be additional Security and Road closures to ensure the event is a safe and enjoyable one for all.


Roald Dahl Plass in Cardiff Bay shall be the home to the UEFA Champions Festival from 1 - 4 June.

This free festival first took place at the 2006 Paris final and has been a growing feature of the fan entertainment programme. Cardiff aims to exceed expectations of past years and is creating unique experiences such as the five-a-side pitch which can be used by community groups.

Installation of the Festival will take place in the weeks prior and public engagement campaign for the Cardiff Bay community and updates shall be provided here. 

To learn more about what shall be on at the UEFA Champions Festival and how you can join in the experience see here. We recommend local Cardiff community visit the UEFA Champions Festival on Thursday 1 and Friday 2 Junein order to avoid the crowds on Saturday, when it will be at its busiest with visitors attending the Men’s Final. 


Around 12,000 hospitality guests will attend the UEFA Champion League Final on Saturday 3 June, and for many this will be their first visit to Wales. To cater for the increased demand, two additional temporary locations will be built alongside the hospitality already contained in the Stadium. Guests at these venues will watch the match inside the stadium on Saturday 3 June.

Construction of these will commence from the week of 12 May. Public access to Bute Park and Cardiff Castle will be maintained.

  • The UEFA Champions Village will cater for 7,000 guests and be located in Bute Park
  • The UEFA Football Village will cater for 2,000 guests in Coopers Field by Cardiff Castle

For information about the impact to routes and businesses within Bute Park during the UEFA Champions League Finals and Festival 2017 please click here. If you would like to view this in Welsh, please click here.