Madrid kicks of June speaking English

By | 23 June, 2019 | 0 comments

We kicked off the month of June with an English-speaking Madrid. Wanda Metropolitano Stadium, one of the country’s newest stadiums, was the host of the Tottenham versus Liverpool Champions League final.

We already know how it ended. Liverpool won 2-0 and the fans went wild. Although, in reality, fans of both teams had been going wild since their arrival in the city, owing to the thousand and one activities the city of Madrid had prepared for them.

Anyone in the city centre that Friday night would have seen it for themselves: huge queues in front of the official shop to buy souvenirs from the final, copious beers being drunk in front of the Puerta del Sol to the sounds of various guest DJs, street vendors selling both teams’ scarves, and the Plaza Mayor was partly transformed into a huge football pitch.

It goes without saying that the city’s hotels were flat out and many fans, especially those without tickets, had to stay on the outskirts of Madrid because they couldn’t find anything closer or at the right price.plaza mayor_final Champions

On the Saturday, D-day, the Salamanca neighbourhood almost became England. Liverpool fans took over the Plaza de Colón and Tottenham were in Plaza de Felipe II. Thousands of English fans without tickets enjoyed the match in these fan zones after spending hours searching for tickets with cardboard signs hanging around their necks because, as you know, hope dies last.

Who knows when Madrid will next host a sporting event of this character. It will certainly be a few years, but what is clear is that the city passed this test with flying colours and not just because of the event itself, but also because those that wanted to enjoy a spot of tourism had plenty of opportunities to get to know the city.

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