Where to Watch UEFA Champions League in New York City
Football purists know and love the UEFA Champions League, Europe's premier football competition. American football fans will be surprised to know that the Champions League final is the most watched annual sporting event in the world, with over 100 million viewers worldwide. Qualifying rounds begin in July, but things really heat up with the group stage in the fall and knockout rounds that whittle 16 down to 2. The international competition is particularly exciting running in parallel to the teams' respective domestic leagues, which means fans can catch amazing games all week long.
This year's final eight include some CL stalwarts - Man U, Chelsea, Real Madrid, Barca and Inter - and some relative newbies to the competitive final stages - Spurs, Shakhtar Donetsk and Schalke. While pundits and commentators always tend to predict favorites to win it all, with heavy hitters on all eight teams, we expect to see a lot of firepower in between the whistles. New York is a soccer city, ripe with bars that are obsessively devoted. We look forward to seeing you there!