The Top Champions League Football Destinations For 2016
The Champions League is one of the most recognizable and iconic competitions in club football, and every year the very best players and teams in face off in a race to be hailed as the top team in Europe. Whether you are following your favourite team or you want to see some of the biggest stars in the game, Bravofly can help you to make the trip a reality, delivering cost effective flights to help you get to those destinations. There are some wonderful cities that are going to be hosting Champions League matches this year as well, which can help you turn a football trip into a short break to give you some time to explore these destinations too.
The Champions League Final, Milan
The show-piece of European football is held in a different city every year, and on May 28 2016 the game will be hosted at the San Siro in the stylish north Italian city of Milan, which is truly one of the great venues in European football. If you choose to spend a few more days in the city during your trip, there is also a range of art galleries worth visiting and the superb Duomo, one of the grandest Gothic cathedrals in the world, while the original painting of The Last Supper can be found in the Santa Maria della Grazie church.
Russia will be hosting the FIFA World Cup in 2018, but if you fancy a visit to the country for a football event before then, Zenit Saint Petersburg will be hosting Benfica in what appears to be a competitive fixture on Wednesday 9 March. Of course, if you travel to Russia for the game, you can also take in some stunning attractions, including the beautiful Hermitage museum, home to one of the largest art collections in the world, while you can also take a stroll down the famous Nevsky Prospekt.
The Champions League draw always throws out a few juicy ties in the last 16, and one of the biggest sees Barcelona clash with the English giants Arsenal, with the second leg taking place in Barcelona on 16 March. As well as the amazing experience of seeing a game at the Camp Nou stadium, you can also see some of the lovely architecture of Gaudi, including the Sagrada Familia church.
The Italian capital is another of the great football hubs in Europe, with both Lazio and Roma playing in the capital, and in terms of spectacle the game between Roma and Real Madrid on 17 February has a huge attraction for the casual football fan. There is also a wealth of historical and cultural attractions to explore in the city if you have a little more time, with the Colosseum being a sporting stadium that dates from another era.
London actually has two sides in the Champions League, so if you do want to visit to enjoy a match, you have the choice of Arsenal against Barcelona on 23 February or Chelsea against Paris Saint Germain on 9 March. The capital of the United Kingdom has plenty of historical sites such as St Paul’s Cathedral and Buckingham Palace, while it is also home to a thriving arts scene with a whole range of theatres and live music venues.
Watching away matches can be an expensive business, and one of the most costly parts of this kind of trip will usually be the price of the flights.
With Bravofly‘s range of great European flight deals, you can trim these costs significantly, and we can help you to find a flight that is going to get you to see the match of your choice.