Thursday, August 27

CSKA Moscow travel guide

CSKA Moscow
UEFA Champions League
Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow
Wednesday October 21
Kick off unconfirmed. Likely to be 20:30 local time, 17:30 UK time


The match will be played at the 78,000 capacity Luzhniki Stadium - the scene of United's famous Champions League final triumph in season 2007/8.

Similar to when the reds travelled to Kiev in the same season, there is likely to be heavy segregation and a reduced capacity for this game, probably down to about 50,000.

United have got 1,700 tickets. Everyone who applied got one. Any fans wishing to grab a last-minute ticket can get one by calling United on 0161 868 8000.

But you must be a member of the new Manchester United European Travel Club. Details here.

The match will be shown live Sky Sports 2, Sky Sports HD2 and Setanta Ireland. The programme starts at 17:00 and finishes at 19:30.

Light rain, some cloud and about 7C/45F during the match.


Getting into the country

To enter Moscow, you must have a visa. You can get them from the Russian National Tourist Office in London.

An application form is
Follow the instructions, fill in the relevant sections and attach the required photographs. Send it to the stated address, preferably by recorded delivery and with a pre-paid recorded delivery return envelope enclosed.

Champion Sports Tours is running a two-night trip for £450 per person, but it is sold out.
Cooperative Travel Sports, Miss Ellies Travel and Red Army Travel are not running trips.
Useful advice for your trip
United have compile a fans' guide for this match here.
Here is a Moscow Metro map both in English and Cyrillic.
The Football Supporters' Federation has prepared a guide for this game here.
The British Foreign Office has provided this general advice for British Nationals travelling in Russia.

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