Article 2 Definitions - Women's Champions League

Regulations of the UEFA Women's Champions League

Content Type
Competition Regulations
Enforcement Date
1 May 2024

In these regulations, the use of the masculine form refers equally to the feminine, and vice versa.


In the context of these regulations, the following definitions apply:

Commercial exclusive zone

Areas of the match stadium that must be provided free of any commercial advertising or other third-party references. This area includes the entire stadium bowl and competition area, as well as in principle the access routes into the stadium and within the stadium, parking areas, hospitality areas, partner seating, and media areas.

Commercial rights

Any and all commercial rights and opportunities in and in relation to the competition, including media rights, marketing rights and data rights.

Competition area

The technical area as defined in the IFAB Laws of the Game and all areas that are primarily used by players and referees as well as the officials and venue team members during the match, plus the fourth official's position, any seats in the stands used by either team's sporting delegation, the referee review area (RRA) if VAR is used, the players' tunnel, the team and referee dressing rooms, the medical room and the doping control station.

Data rights

The right to compile and exploit statistics and other data in relation to the competition.


The occurrence of one or more of the anti-doping rule violations set out in the UEFA Anti-Doping Regulations.

Football technologies

Any of the technologies that may be used at competition matches in accordance with the IFAB Laws of the Game and in line with UEFA's instructions, e.g. goal-line technology, video assistant refereeing, medical video review system.

Goal-line technology (GLT)

A camera-based tracking system used to support the referee's decision as to whether a goal has been scored.

Local organising structure (LOS)

The group of individuals who help organise home matches at the behest of the club participating in the UEFA Women's Champions League (or a member association appointed by UEFA), and in close cooperation with UEFA, the minimum composition of which required by UEFA includes representatives of the club’s management or the association, the stadium authorities, the safety/security services, the club press officer, the national and local police, and other public bodies and agencies, including the transport network and traffic management services.

Marketing rights

The right to advertise, promote, endorse and market the competition; to conduct public relations activities in relation to the competition; and to exploit all advertising, sponsorship, hospitality, licensing, merchandising, publishing, betting, gaming, retailing, music and franchising opportunities and all other commercial association rights (including through ticket promotions) in relation to the competition.

Media rights

The right to create, distribute and transmit on a linear and/or on-demand basis for reception on a live and/or delayed basis anywhere in the world by any and all means and in any and all media, whether now known or devised in the future (including all forms of television, radio, mobile, wireless and internet distribution), digital, audiovisual, visual and/or audio coverage of the competition and all associated and/or related rights, including fixed media, download and interactive rights.

Non-commercial purposes

Activities without any direct or indirect third-party association necessary for (i) a club to advertise its own matches, (ii) internal archiving purposes and (iii) internal library purposes, but excluding commercial rights and any other activity that UEFA considers commercial in nature.


Any party accepted by UEFA under contract to exercise the commercial rights, and thereby participating directly or indirectly in the financing of the competition.


The location of the stadium of the match, including the area controlled by the relevant competent authorities but also any relevant surrounding areas.

Video assistant referee (VAR)

A match official who may assist the referee in making a decision using replay footage.


In the context of these regulations, any phrase introduced by the terms "including", "include", "in particular", "for example" or any similar expression is illustrative and does not limit the sense of the words preceding those terms.