The countdown to next May’s UEFA Champions League final in Glasgow continued with the unveiling of the logo for the final on Monday.
Another final at Hampden Park
Hampden Park in Glasgow will host the final of European club football’s most prestigious competition on 15 May 2002. The Scottish venue has already staged two European Champion Clubs’ Cup finals, in 1960 and 1976.
Proud and honoured
The Lord Provost of Glasgow, Alex Mosson, said: “We are proud and honoured to host the 2002 UEFA Champions League final. Where better to hold such an event than a place where the people have football in their blood?”
“But hosting this event is a result for Glasgow in financial terms too,” he added. “We are looking forward to welcoming the many thousands of fans, as well as the sponsors, players, the word’s media and everyone else associated with the event.”
Showpiece for football
Scottish Football Association chief executive David Taylor said that the final would be more than just a football match. “It will be a showpiece for football in Scotland, putting us at the centre of attention in world football,” he said.
Best-organised final ever
Mr Taylor added: “It is our aim to ensure that this is the best-organised final ever. Hampden has already played host to two memorable finals, and for 2002 I am confident that everyone who sees the match will be able to say proudly, ‘I was there’.”
“From UEFA’s perspective, we are delighted that the Champions League final is coming to Scotland,” said UEFA director of communications and public affairs Mike Lee. “Speaking not just for myself, but also all my colleagues at UEFA, everyone is impressed at the superb facilities at the stadium and in the city, and we have had great co-operation from the city council and the Scottish FA.”
Buzzing with excitement
“We hope that everyone in Glasgow will feel part of the event, and that the whole city will be buzzing with excitement next May," he added.
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