Olympic Park to host UEFA Champions Festival, a spin-off from the Champions Leag

Olympic Park to host UEFA Champions Festival, a spin-off from the Champions League

The Olympic Park is to host a late-Spring free football festival, known as the UEFA Champions Festival.

Held in the week surrounding the Champions League final, which takes place at Wembley on 25 May, the Champions Festival features: a match between veteran Champions League stars; the UEFA Champions League museum; big-screen video displays, and the chance to have your photo taken next to the Champions League Trophy.

“It will provide a fantastic week-long family event and will revive the spirit of community and celebration that made last year’s Olympic Games so special,” said London Mayor Boris Johnson.

UEFA hold similar events in host cities of the Champions League final every year and thousands turned up in Hyde Park in 2011 when Wembley last held the culmination of the European football season.

The UEFA Champions Festival 2013 takes runs from 23-26 May at The International Quarter of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.