The UEFA Champions League Final opening ceremony, produced by Filmmaster and Circo De Bakuza, was watched by record attendees.
The opening ceremony of the event, won by Barcelona FC at the Olympiastadion, registered record numbers, thrilling 70.000 viewers in the stadium and millions in front of their televisions around the world.
For the first time ever, the field was covered by a carpet of 7,500sqm and the Champions League logo was projected in 3D.
The opening ceremony of the final only lasted few minutes before the beginning of the match and it was meant as a tribute to Berlin, the host city.
More than 400 performers went on stage to perform the complex choreographies by Wanda Rokicki. The ceremony concept was based on ‘the arts’, from Bauhaus to street art, encompassing avant-garde, design and contemporary art.
The core of the scene was composed by two queens, which represented the two main artistic tendencies with costumes inspired to Bauhaus and contemporary sketches.
The mass choreographies in the background created complex patterns, referencing football icons and Berlin’s main attractions, such as the Brandenburg Gate.
The Champions League logo was composed of eight stars joined together at the centre of the field, creating the logo and the stage for the performers. This logo will be the symbol of the future editions of Champions League.
Another novelty was the presence of a blue carpet covering a surface of 7,500sqm. It was arranged on the field by 136 stevedores only seconds before the arrival of the performers.
Ceremony in stats:
A blue carpet covered 7,500sqm of the pitch
It was arranged on the field by 136 stevedores only seconds before the arrival of the performers
120 professionals worked on the event
More than 100 metres of clothes racks were used for the stage costumes, all made in Italy
The distance covered to transport all the materials was 11,8000 km
3,500 sandwiches were eaten by the volunteers during all these months
Photo credits: Halea Isabella Kala