Article 25 Venues and kick-off times - Women's Champions League

Regulations of the UEFA Women's Champions League

Content Type
Competition Regulations
English (United Kingdom)
Enforcement Date
2 February 2022

The venues and kick-off times for matches in the preliminary round, round 1 and round 2, are fixed by the home or host clubs and must be entered in the designated UEFA online system by the associations of the clubs concerned by the set deadline.


A maximum of two venues, proposed to be used in the competition as from the group stage, must be entered in the stadium venue announcement in the TIME portal by the associations of the clubs concerned by the set deadline prior to the start of the competition. A venue may be the ground of the home club or another ground 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 or as a result of a disciplinary measure. In principle, match venues are approved only if direct international flights and/or charter flights are able to land within an acceptable distance of the venue, in the country of the club concerned. All match venues are subject to the approval of the UEFA administration.


In principle, the same venue must be used for both the quarter-final and semi-final matches, and must be communicated to the UEFA administration by the associations of the clubs concerned by the set deadline. As of the quarter-finals, the venue can be changed only based on a UEFA decision.


The kick-off times from the group stage onwards are established by the UEFA administration. The group matches, quarter-finals and semi-finals kick off at 18.30/18.45CET or 20.45/21.00CET. Exceptions to this rule can be set by the UEFA administration.


For round 1 mini-tournaments, the host club must ensure that all hotels used are easily accessible and that the travelling conditions are favourable for the visiting teams. Hotels must be situated within an acceptable distance of the nearest international airport. Unless the visiting teams agree otherwise, no stadium 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, UEFA may consult the association and club concerned and ask them to propose an alternative venue, in accordance with the UEFA requirements. Should such 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, which may be in the home territory or in the territory of another UEFA association. 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 home club. The UEFA administration takes a final decision on alternative match venues in due time.


The fixtures within a group on the last matchday are played simultaneously.


The date and venue of the final are chosen by the Executive Committee.