All you need to know: UEFA Europa League final – UEFA Europa League – News
Who is in the final?
The right to lift the distinctive UEFA Europa League trophy will be contested by former European champions Marseille and two-time winners Atlético.
When does it take place?
The game will be played on Wednesday 16 May, with kick-off at 20:45CET.
Who are the ‘home’ team?
Marseille are the nominal home team as a result of a draw made for administrative purposes following last month’s semi-final draw. Both teams may wear their first choice of colours but if there is a clash the team designated as the away team (i.e. Atlético) must wear alternative colours.
Where is it being played?
Stade de Lyon, 10km east of the centre of France’s third largest city. The venue, also known as Parc OL, replaced Stade de Gerland as the home of Lyon in time to stage six games at UEFA EURO 2016. The stadium has a capacity of 56,500.
Can I still get tickets?
There were 23,000 tickets available to the public via UEFA.com in March. The number of tickets reserved for fans of the finalists will be confirmed soon.
What does the winner get?
The UEFA Europa League trophy is, at 15kg, the heaviest of all UEFA silverware. To make things extra interesting, it comes without handles. There are 40 medals for players and staff. Then there is the not insignificant matter of a place in the UEFA Champions League group stage.
How can I watch the final?
What else is going on?
French DJ duo Ofenbach, the brains behind the hit singles Be Mine and Katchi, will perform at the opening ceremony.
Who’s the ambassador?
Former France defender Éric Abidal. Born in a suburb of Lyon, he won a title in each of his three seasons with OL before a successful six-year stint at Barcelona.