TICKETS have gone on sale today for the 2017 UEFA Women's Champions League final, which will be played at Cardiff City Stadium on June 1 - two days before the men's final at the National Stadium of Wales.
The UEFA Women’s Champions League final is recognised as the pinnacle of women’s club football and is broadcast live across the world.
The ticket launch took place today to coincided with the ‘100 days to go’ to the UEFA Women’s Champions League final.
To mark this milestone 100 members of Cor Glanaethwy, the North Wales choir who came third in Britain’s Got Talent, performed a flash mob on unsuspecting visitors to Cardiff’s Central Library today.
Two young girl soloists started to sing ‘The Prayer’ and were gradually joined by other members of the choir, scattered amongst the various areas and levels of the Library, until they formed a crescendo of voice around the balconies of the contemporary building.
Cardiff Library’s iconic open plan design provided amazing acoustics for the performance.
Jayne Ludlow, 2017 UEFA Women’s Champions League final ambassador, Wales women’s national team manager and former UEFA Women’s Cup winner, said: “It’s an honour to be an ambassador for the 2017 UEFA Women’s Champions League final, and to be here to witness such a stirring celebration of women’s football with just 100 days to go until the final in Cardiff.
"Wales as a nation is known throughout the world for our singing and this was the perfect way to convey the sense of pride we have in hosting the finals.
“Seeing the huge UEFA star-ball in the city centre really brings home to you what a significant event this is for Wales, and what an opportunity it gives us to grow women’s football participation as a result.
“It is fantastic that Wales will be staging the pinnacle event for European women’s club football. The UEFA Women’s Champions League is arguably the strongest competition for top level female players in the world.
“Having played in the competition with Arsenal and having had the honour of lifting the trophy in 2007, it will be great to welcome the world’s best female footballers to Wales in June.”
Jonathan Ford, chief executive of the Football Association of Wales, said: “Staging major football finals is one of the objectives contained within the FAW’s strategic plan – we believe that hosting both the 2017 UEFA Champions League final and 2017 UEFA Women’s Champions League final will have a positive and long-lasting effect on Welsh football.
“The UEFA Women’s Champions League final represents the highest standards in women’s football, and I’d urge everyone to come to Cardiff City Stadium on June 1 to witness what will undoubtedly be a fantastic match, an incredible family atmosphere, and one of the most memorable Finals to date.”
Tickets are on sale now via: www.uwclf2017.co.uk Ticket prices: Children (16 and under) and concessions £3, adults £6.
Group Tickets: A 25% discount applies to the cost of tickets on all bookings of 10 tickets or more. Visit www.uwclf2017.co.uk for info.