Article 18 Venues and kick-off times - Futsal Champions League

Regulations of the UEFA Futsal Champions League

Competition Regulations
24 September 2020

The venues and kick-off times for matches in the qualifying stage are fixed by the hosts and must be announced (in Central European Time) to the visiting clubs and the UEFA administration by the deadlines set by the UEFA administration and communicated to the teams and their associations.


The finals can be organised by one of the quarter-finalists (or its association) or by a neutral host. Clubs or associations interested in hosting these finals must notify the UEFA administration by means of a special form by a set deadline. In any case, the UEFA Executive Committee takes a final decision.


Matches may be played either in the hall of the host or another hall in the same or another city within the territory of its association, or, if so decided by the UEFA administration and/or the UEFA disciplinary bodies, in the territory of another UEFA member association for reasons of safety, of COVID-19 travel restrictions or as a result of a disciplinary measure. If the match is being played in another hall, city or country, the venue is subject to the approval of the UEFA administration.


The host must ensure that all hotels used for matches are easily accessible and that the travelling conditions are favourable for the visiting teams. Hotels must be situated no more than a two-hour bus drive from the nearest international airport and, unless the visiting teams agree otherwise, no match venue may be located more than a one-hour bus drive from all hotels.


If, at any time during the season, the UEFA administration deems that, for whatever reason, a venue may not be fit for staging a match, it may consult with the association and club concerned and ask them to propose an alternative venue, in accordance with the UEFA requirements. Should an association and club not be able to propose an acceptable alternative venue by the deadline set by the UEFA administration, UEFA may select an alternative, neutral venue. The club concerned will have to make all the necessary arrangements for the staging of the match together with the relevant association and local authorities. In both cases, the costs of staging the match are borne by the host club. The UEFA administration takes a final decision on alternative match venues in due time.


Unless the UEFA administration grants special approval, clubs are not allowed to fix kick-off times before 11.00 or after 22.00 (local time).


In halls without any proper warm-up area, and in the case of two consecutive matches, the host must leave at least 2 hours 15 minutes between each kick-off.