The 2012 UEFA Champions League Trophy Tour, presented by UniCredit, starts on 13 September in Milano, Italy. Bringing fans closer to the magic of the European club game's most illustrious tournament, the trophy will visit nine Italian cities in the course of September and October.
Star players and former winners of the UEFA Champions League, such as Ruud Gullit and Cafu, will join the tour as UEFA Trophy Tour Ambassadors. The ambassadors will be meeting fans and the media to share their experiences of the UEFA Champions League. Luís Figo, the official UniCredit Ambassador for the UEFA Champions League, will also participate in the tour launch in Milan.
Visiting the UEFA Champions League Trophy Tour is a unique experience. The entrance, a tunnel-style amphitheatre, leads into an arena which features unique competition memorabilia on display along with exclusive archive photography and videos highlighting the legacy of the competition. In addition, visitors will be able to see and have their picture taken with one of the most famous icons in the world of sports, the UEFA Champions League Trophy. Finally, there will be a mini-football pitch at most venues, allowing the organisation of various grassroots activities and mini-tournaments. In Verona, Venice, and Florence the trophy will be presented on the Trophy Tour Truck.
With the UEFA Champions League Trophy Tour in Europe, UEFA brings the magic of the competition to the hometowns of its dedicated supporters and offers them an opportunity to learn more about the competition’s rich history, magic moments, legendary clubs and players.
Since the inaugural UEFA Champions League Trophy Tour in Europe in 2009, the event grows in stature and appeal from year to year. The 2011 UEFA Champions League Trophy Tour proved a resounding success throughout its 4,890km trek across Eastern Europe, as almost 100,000 fans met stars of the game and got close to the continent's most treasured club football prize.
The dates and venues for the 2012 tour in Italy are:
• 13-16 September: Milan
• 18 September: Verona
• 21-23 September: Turin
• 25-26 September: Venice
• 28-30 September: Bologna
• 2 October: Florence
• 5-7 October: Palermo
• 12-14 October: Napoli
• 19-22 October: Rome
A detailed schedule is available at http://be-part-of-it.unicredit.eu/en-xx/tour/2012/
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