Cardiff Airport to welcome Champions League visitors?

Cardiff Airport to welcome Champions League visitors?Cardiff Airport could soon be welcoming thousands of football fans from across Europe as the Welsh capital is hoping to stage the Champions League final.

Government and football officials are working together to bring the match to the Millennium Stadium – which was first opened in 1999 and receives around 1.3 million visitors a year – and steps have been taken over the last year to make the possibility a reality, the South Wales Echo reports.

First minister Carwyn Jones has sent a letter to Uefa president Michel Platini outlining the city's previous successes when hosting major events.

The politician wrote: "Staging the Uefa Champions League final in Cardiff would provide a legacy throughout the country of Wales due to the passion for football across the nation."

In addition, the Welsh government suggested Bristol, Birmingham and Heathrow airports could all be used in order to bring in visitors from overseas for the big game.

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