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

Regulations of the UEFA Women's Champions League

Content Type
Competition Regulations
Enforcement Date
1 May 2024

The stadiums and kick-off times for matches in the preliminary round, round 1 and round 2 are determined by the home or host clubs and must be entered in the UEFA online system by their respective associations by the deadline set by the UEFA administration.


Each club must propose one or a maximum of two stadiums for its home matches as from the group stage (up to and including the semi-finals). These stadiums must be entered online by the associations of the clubs concerned before the start of the competition, by the deadline set by the UEFA administration. A stadium may be the club's ground 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, stadiums are approved only if direct international flights and/or charter flights are able to land within an acceptable distance of the host city, in the country of the club concerned. All stadiums are subject to the approval of the UEFA administration.


In principle, the same stadium must be used for both the quarter-final and semi-final matches, and must be confirmed to the UEFA administration by the associations of the clubs concerned by the set deadline. As of the quarter-finals, the stadium 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 and quarter-finals kick off at 18:30/18:45 CET and 20:45/21:00 CET. Exceptions to this rule can be made 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.


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


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