Plans are well underway and excitement is building as Cardiff gets ready to host the world’s biggest sporting event of 2017, the UEFA Champions League Final​​​​​External link opens in a new window on Saturday 3 June and the UEFA Women's Champions League Final​​​​​​External link opens in a new window on Thursday 1 June. The city has a strong track record in hosting major events and it is anticipated over 200,000 people will be in Cardiff, the largest crowd the city has experienced.

An event of this magnitude will inevitably bring more disruption than a normal sporting event, with greater road closures on the day and in the lead up, in order to build the event, along with changes to train, bus and coaches services and increased security to accommodate both the influx of visitors and local needs. 

Intensive planning has been underway for many months to ensure a safe and successful event and that both visitors and the local community have a positive experience. Key to this is ensuring those that live, work and play in Cardiff and surrounds are aware of the changes that will occur and have the tools they need to prepare and adapt.

The local Cardiff Community always show support, patience and warm welcome to the visitors to the City, as only the Welsh know how. This is what continues to bring such prestigious events to the City, such as the UEFA Champions League Finals and enables Cardiff to shine in the global spotlight.

 ​We are also publishing regular updates about the event on our Cardiff Newsroom website​​​​​​​​External link opens in a new window ​​​.