The official website for European football

Munich mini-pitch ensures final legacy

Published: Monday 14 May 2012, 14.00CET
UEFA Champions League final ambassador Paul Breitner feels the donation of a mini-pitch to Munich will ensure a grassroots legacy for the host city once the showpiece is over.
Published: Monday 14 May 2012, 14.00CET

Munich mini-pitch ensures final legacy

UEFA Champions League final ambassador Paul Breitner feels the donation of a mini-pitch to Munich will ensure a grassroots legacy for the host city once the showpiece is over.

As host city of both the men's and women's UEFA Champions League finals, Munich has received in return a mini-pitch donated by UEFA which will provide a legacy for years to come, allowing youngsters to play in a safe environment.

This gift continues a tradition which first started prior to the 2010 final in Madrid and was welcomed by Paul Breitner, the UEFA Champions League final ambassador. "What we experienced at the inauguration of the mini-pitch shows UEFA is not just interested in staging big events," said the former German international.

"UEFA also manages the perfect balancing act between pure business, and taking care of the grassroots, and the youth sector. They promote selectively, and promote in one way or the other their attitude towards kids and youngsters, and try to set up football venues so that football can continue rolling." View the full video above.


Last updated: 27/11/12 13.21CET

http://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid=1789807.html#munich+mini+pitch+ensures+final+legacy

UEFA.com features

Keeping competitive balance - Aleksander Čeferin
  • Keeping competitive balance - Aleksander Čeferin
  • 13th Extraordinary UEFA Congress decisions
  • UEFA launches new #EqualGame adverts starring Hegerberg, Messi, Pogba, Ronaldo & amateur players
  • UEFA President Čeferin inaugurates pitch at Jordanian refugee camp
  • UEFA President hails good relations with the ECA
  • UEFA's key stadium and security role
  • UEFA Executive Committee agenda for Nyon meeting
  • Financial Fair Play investigation opened into Paris Saint-Germain
  • Helping colour blind people in football
  • 13th Extraordinary UEFA Congress in Geneva
1 of 10