How to get last-minute tickets to the Champions League Final in Istanbul
The Champions League Final is this weekend and it’s your last chance to get tickets. Will Manchester City get that famous treble, or will Inter Milan lift the trophy once again? Here’s everything you need to know about Europe’s biggest football competition.
The biggest competition in club football is this weekend, so grab your last-minute tickets to the UEFA Champions League final.
This year has been another standout season with players like Erling Haaland and Vinicius Junior asserting themselves as world stars, while previous top dogs have failed to make it into the knock-out stages.
In May the four semi-finalists battled it out to earn their place at Istanbul, with Manchester City taking on reigning champions Real Madrid while Inter and AC Milan faced off in the legendary Derby della Madonnina.
And despite their history of winning, Champions League giants Real Madrid and AC Milan were both defeated, meaning Man City will represent the UK against Inter Milan this June.
For both teams, this marks a historic moment. Inter Milan have only won the trophy three times with the last being back in 2010, and for Manchester City, this could be the first time in their history that they win the European competition; a victory made even sweeter following their defeat by Chelsea in 2021.
This year will mark the 68th final in Champions League history and will see the two teams meet in Istanbul Turkey. General sale tickets have already come and gone but don’t worry, the RadioTimes.com team is here to help you grab a spot.
You’ll be saying “back of the net” in no time once you read this guide with everything you need to know about the Champions League Final. From ticket costs to flight options, we’ve got you covered.
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- How to get Champions League final tickets
- When is the Champions League final?
- How to get to the final in Turkey
After four intense (but not that close) semi final matches, Manchester City are set to face Italian side Inter Milan.
With this final in the bag, the Man City side are still on course to win the famous treble, with the Premier League and the FA Cup already won.
As with most football finals, a large chunk of the tickets go to the fans and supporters of the playing clubs. In fact, the two finalists have received 20,000 tickets each out of 72,000. Generally, to get these tickets you have to be considered a loyal fan and will need proof that you’ve attended most of the matches for that season.
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For the general public, UEFA ran a ticket application window from 21st – 28th April. As this is now closed, it’s unlikely you’ll be able to get these tickets unless it's through a very last-minute lottery.
So, if you’re worried about missing out, we recommend taking a look at the site Livefootballtickets.com. Although we wouldn’t usually advise going to resale sites, this one has a 4.6-star rating from Trustpilot and currently has over 2200 tickets available. But, and it’s a big but, be aware that tickets on this site are not going to be cheap, and that the lowest price for one at the moment is £800.
For not much more than this, you can also check out some of the hospitality packages on offer such as the Official Hospitality Club at UEFA. At €5,900 (£5,209) this will get you a Category 1 match ticket, access to the Official Hospitality Club and a free parking pass.
The Champions League Final is held every year in June at a major European venue which gets decided via a lottery system. This summer, the match is heading to Istanbul, Turkey and will be kicking off at 10pm local time (9pm CET and 8pm BST). Here’s the official date and venue:
- 10th June 2023 – Atatürk Olympic Stadium, Istanbul
The best way to get to Istanbul is of course by plane (although if you’ve got the money to spare, the Orient Express is always an option!). The journey usually takes around three hours and 50 minutes, and travel companies like Opodo and Expedia are running some great prices right now. For a return ticket on 9th-10th June, you can grab a last-minute flight from £237.
You can also find hotel stays on Booking.com for upwards of £26 per person.
Once you’re in Istanbul, getting to the stadium itself is easy. If you’re driving, the ground lies right next to the O-3 motorway, or you can get directly to the stadium on line 3 of the metro.