Over 50,000 fans are expected to come for the 2018 UEFA Champions League finals that will take place in Kyiv on May 26. Ukraine’s Interior Deputy Minister Serhiy Yarovy said this, according to the press service of the ministry.
“At the end of May Ukraine will accept, without exaggeration, one of the most grand-scale international events of the year – finals of UEFA Champions League. These matches will be held in the capital on Dynamo stadium named after Lobanovsky on May 24 for the women’s’ finals and on Olimpiysky stadium for the men’s finals on May 26,” Yarovy said.
The First Deputy Minister noted that the majority of fans would come to Ukraine disorderly. Except for the fans who will visit the Olimpiysky stadium, football org-men do not exclude that 5,000 supporters of each team will come to the capital without tickets to support them on the territory of the Champions Festival or the so-called fan-zone.
He stressed that except the police, around 3,000 National Guard officers will ensure public order in the city during the matches.
Serhiy Yarovy noted that before the football matches, absolutely all the units will undergo special training with the participation and support of Interior Ministry, National Guard, State Border Guard Service, Emergency Service and Migration Service of Ukraine.
As it was reported earlier, the fan zones will be opened during the men and women’s finals of the UEFA Champions League in Kyiv. In addition, the Champions Festival will take place and the whole event will be broadcasted in large-scale.
The Champions Festival of 2018 UEFA Champions League will be held on Khreshchatyk Street on May 24-27. Due to this, traffic movement could be limited due to construction and setting of the equipment for the event: from 08:00 to 23:00 on May 12-23 and also during the de-installation from 08:00 to 23:00 on May 28-31.
Earlier, Kyiv has received the UEFA Champions League cups. The ceremony was held today, April 21, in front of the building of the Kyiv City State Administration. The ceremony was attended by the mayor of Kyiv Vitali Klitschko, the president of the Football Federation of Ukraine Andriy Pavelko, ambassadors of the UEFA Champions League finals Andriy Shevchenko and a representative of the women's national football team Iya Andrushchak, the president of Dynamo football club Igor Surkis.