2018 UEFA Champions League final: What you should know

The 2018 UEFA Champions League finals is scheduled to hold in Kyiv, the capital city of Ukraine.


NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium has a capacity of just over 70,000.

Kyiv is originally a trading post, which stands on both banks of the river Dnipro and is located in the heart of Ukraine.

Kyiv is a good spot for tourists thanks to its warm atmosphere in the spring and summer. The popular tourist location boasts of some lovely beaches and is a little over 2,000km from London and Paris, and roughly equidistant from New York and Shanghai.

Some of the attractions you’re likely to find in Kyiv include its tree-lined streets, green space and churches.

Kyiv is the birthplace of greats Oleh Blokhin and Valeriy Lobanovskiy.

Interestingly, the Ukrainian pride twinned with Baku, Chicago, Edinburgh, Kyoto and Munich, among others. Kyiv is safe, cheap and nearly as populous as Madrid, with a population of 2,800,000.

The UEFA Champions League finals will go live from NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium, which was originally built to host the Second All-Ukrainian Spartakiad (or Games). It was opened on 12 August 1923 and has been rebuilt several times since then, notably to stage the 1980 Olympics.

The stadium was reconstructed in time for UEFA EURO 2012, where it held five fixtures including the final. It has served Ukraine’s national team on several occasions. It also hosts Dynamo’s UEFA home matches, and lots of big domestic games, including the Ukrainian Cup final.

NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium has a capacity of just over 70,000.

Dynamo Kyiv are the most successful club in Ukraine.

The UEFA Champions League final is on 26 May.