- Title: Cardiff Castle dresses up for Champions League final
- Date: 31st May 2017
- Summary: CARDIFF, WALES, UNITED KINGDOM (MAY 19, 2017) (REUTERS) WELSH FLAGS ON CARDIFF CASTLE WALL WITH SIGN, READING: "FINAL - CARDIFF 2017" TRAFFIC DRIVING PAST THE CASTLE BLUE DRAGON ON CASTLE TURRET WITH FAKE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE TROPHY CLOSE OF DRAGON CLOSE OF TROPHY THE DRAGON WITH THE TROPHY BANNERS ON THE EXTERIOR CASTLE WALL, REPRESENTING SOME OF THE TEAMS THAT COMPETED IN THE 2016-17 CHAMPIONS LEAGUE SEASON / THE DRAGON SITTING ON THE TURRET ABOVE THE BANNERS FOR JUVENTUS AND REAL MADRID CLOSE OF TROPHY DRAGON / BANNERS SIGN, READING: "FINAL. CARDIFF 2017" JUVENTUS AND REAL MADRID BANNERS / BLUE DRAGON ON CASTLE TURRET SIGNS, READING: "FINAL. CARDIFF" EXTERIOR OF CASTLE / TRAFFIC DRIVING PAST THE CASTLE WELSH FLAG BLOWING IN THE WIND VARIOUS OF TWO CARDBOARD CUTOUTS - PAULO DYBALA (LEFT) AND CRISTIANO RONALDO (RIGHT) - OUTSIDE A SHOP
- Embargoed: 14th June 2017 08:04
- Keywords: Cardiff Champions League final Real Madrid Juventus castle dragon
- Location: CARDIFF, WALES, UNITED KINGDOM
- City: CARDIFF, WALES, UNITED KINGDOM
- Country: United Kingdom
- Topics: Soccer,Sport
- Reuters ID: LVA0016J64ZSV
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: The exterior of Cardiff Castle has been transformed as the city prepares to welcome the Champions League final on June 3.
A large blue dragon sits on top of one of the turrets with a replica Champions League trophy. There are also banners for each of the 32 teams which featured in this season's competition.
It's not the first time the castle has been used to promote a sporting event - in 2015 a large rugby ball was placed on the exterior of the castle during the Rugby World Cup.
On June 3, Juventus will play Real Madrid at the National Stadium of Wales.
The 75,000-capacity stadium has hosted English FA Cup finals, Rugby World Cup matches, various Six Nations matches as well as sell-out concerts.
It's reported that up to 170,000 fans will be in the city over the weekend which will also host the Women's Champions League final at the Cardiff City Stadium on June 1.
- Copyright Holder: REUTERS
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