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2014/15: Berlin

The Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark in Berlin will stage the 2015 UEFA Women's Champions League final on Thursday 14 May.
2014/15: Berlin
Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark ©UEFA.com

2014/15: Berlin

The Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark in Berlin will stage the 2015 UEFA Women's Champions League final on Thursday 14 May.

UEFA capacity: 19,708
Tenants: BFC Dynamo (starting 2014/15), Berlin Adler (American football), SV Empor Berlin, FC Bundestag (German parliamentary team)
Opened: 1 October 1952

• Situated in north east Berlin, it is the third-biggest stadium in the city, after the Olympiastadion and the Stadion an der Alten Försterei, where second-tier FC Union Berlin play. The arena was used for foot drills in the 19th century, before becoming a sports facility in 1913, although it was also Hertha BSC Berlin's first ground until 1904.

• In 1951, construction of the current stadium was started to host the World Festival of Youth and Students in what was then East Germany's capital. With a capacity of roughly 30,000, it was suitable for football as well as athletics. In 1952, it was renamed Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark, to honour the centenary of the birth of the German 'father of gymnastics' – the legacy of 'Turnvater Jahn' is still strong in modern-day Germany.

• The stadium underwent several renovations up until 1988, when its capacity was set at today's figure.

• Before reunification, Vorwärts Berlin and East German record champions BFC Dynamo played their East German first division and UEFA club competition games here. It hosted ten GDR internationals and three East German Cup finals.

• The stadium has become an alternative venue for Hertha, who on occasion have played UEFA fixtures there. Union Berlin, having qualified for the 2001/02 UEFA Cup, played both their home matches in the Sportpark.

• The stadium used to be home for the former NFL Europe side Berlin Thunder and now the German Football League team Berlin Adler. In 2012, the 34th German Bowl was hosted in the Jahn-Sportpark.

• No less than 18 athletics world records have been broken there, with Uwe Hohn becoming the first javelin thrower to throw over 100m in 1984.

2014/15 UEFA Women's Champions League calendar
StageDates
Qualifying round draw26/06/2014
Qualifying round (three matchdays)09-14/08/2014
Rounds of 32 & 16 draw22/08/2014
Round of 32 (two legs)08-09 & 15-16/10/2014
Round of 16 (two legs)08-09 & 12-13/11/2014
Quarter-final, semi-final & final draw19/11/2014
Quarter-finals (two legs)21-22 & 28-29/03/2015
Semi-finals (two legs)18-19 & 25-26/04/2015
Final (Berlin)14/05/2015

http://www.uefa.com/womenschampionsleague/season=2015/finals/index.html#201415+berlin

Road to the final

The UEFA Women's Champions League comprises a qualifying group stage, four rounds of two-legged knockout ties and a one-off final.

Qualifying round
The lower-ranked champion clubs compete in four-team, one-venue mini-tournaments hosted by one of the competitors.

Knockout phase
The qualifying round winners and two best runners-up join the teams given a bye past that stage in the round of 32. From hereon the competition consists of two-legged knockout ties, continuing with the round of 16, which is drawn along with the last 32. The draw for the remainder of the competition is then made, with quarter-finals and semi-finals played over two legs. If scores are level after 90 or 120 minutes of the second leg, the team with the most away goals wins, otherwise a penalty shoot-out is held.

Final
The 2014/15 edition concludes at the Olympiastadion in Berlin, which also stages the men's final.

Further details, including the criteria for separating teams that finish level on points in a group, can be found in the official competition regulations.

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