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Champions League final fan zones in doubt

Cardiff City council confirmed this morning that the traditional fan-zone will be cancelled whilst UEFA are anxious for the Champions Festival to proceed as planned.
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Preparativos de la 'fan zone' que el Real Madrid tuvo en Milán para la final de la Undécima.
Jesús Álvarez OrihuelaDiario AS

There will be no fan zone areas in Cardiff for Real Madrid and Juventus supporters ahead of the Champions League final after a decision has been taken to suspend the traditional meeting points ahead of the June 3 final. The news was confirmed to AS this morning from Cardiff City council and it contradicts information from UEFA who state that the fan zone and Champions Festival will go ahead in Cardiff as planned albeit with higher levels of security in place.


Monday night's Manchester Arena attack and confirmation from the British government that the UK is on the maximum "critical" terror level alert have been the motives behind the decision.  

The Real Madrid fan-area was set to be located in Churchill Way, some 15 minutes away from the Principality Stadium, stage for the biggest game in the domestic European football calendar.

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High security is anticipated in the Welsh city preceding the match and on Saturday June 3rd some 15.000 officers will on duty in Cardiff.


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