Champions League: Aston Villa Offer ‘Villa Park’ As Final Venue As UK Adds Turkey To Red List Countries
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European Football Governing Body, UEFA is considering options other than Istanbul as an alternative Champions League Final Host City after Turkey was added to the United Kingdom’s red list for travel with about three weeks to the showpiece fixture between two English Premier League sides; Chelsea and Manchester City.
British citizens returning from ‘red list’ countries are required to quarantine at a Government-approved hotel for 10 days.
UK’s Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said fans should not travel and confirmed the Football Association has approached UEFA over whether the match could be moved to England.
Manchester City and Chelsea booked their places in the final scheduled for May 29 after overcoming Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid respectively earlier this week. Meanwhile, talks have turned to England hosting the final, with Turkey in a lockdown
However, UEFA had insisted it had no plans to change the venue, stating that the final will take place in Istanbul on May 29 with a limited number of spectators.
Meanwhile, Aston Villa approached the FA and UEFA earlier this week to offer Villa Park as the venue for the Champions League final and avoid the need for around 8,000 English fans to travel to Istanbul for the event.