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UEFA Champions League Final 2013
The most important event in European football’s club calendar, the UEFA Champions League Final, takes place at Wembley Stadium for a second time in three years on the 25 May 2013. This also marks a record breaking seventh time that Wembley, which is widely described as the home of football, has been chosen by the UEFA Executive Committee to host the final. 2013 is a special year for the sport, as the oldest member of the International Football Association Board, The English Football Association, celebrates its 150th year and this has played an important part in the decision of taking the final back to London.
2011 saw the first final held at Wembley since its newly revamped grounds were opened in 2007. The decisive game saw Barcelona defeat home side Manchester United 3-1 to take their fourth title as European Champions. The following year witnessed Chelsea triumph 4-3 on penalty shootouts over Bayern Munich at the Munich’s Allianz Arena to take the title for the first time in the competition.
With no English sides left in this year’s race for the cup, an English victory at Wembley is already ruled out. Nevertheless what is guaranteed is that the stunning and history rich, 90,000-seater, million pound stadium remains the perfect choice in which to commend and mark the many successful years of the FA.
Wembley is the second largest stadium in the world and the only stadium to have all seats under cover. The ground boasts 34 bars, eight restaurants and 688 food and drink service points. To top it all off, it is in close proximity to Wembley Park train station, which connects ticket holders to central London by tube in just 15 minutes. For best rate London hotel deals near the UEFA Champions League Final at Wembley Stadium, take a look at the Quality Hotel Wembley (just 6 minutes away) or browse nearby hotels.
2013 Events at Wembley Stadium
May 11 2013 : The FA Cup Final
May 18 –May 19 2013 : Football League Play-off Finals