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UEFA wants Millennium Stadium’s roof shut for final

UEFA bosses wanted the Millennium Stadium’s roof shut for the Champions League final over fears terrorists could fly a drone into the Cardiff ground

  • Bosses held secret talks with Welsh authorities amid fears of an aerial attack
  • Roof at ground – now known as the Principality – is usually only shut in bad weather
  • Comes days after a terror attack on Borussia Dortmund’s bus in Germany

UEFA chiefs tried to close the roof on the Millennium Stadium for the upcoming Champions League final over fears terrorists could fly a drone into the ground.

Bosses are said to have held secret talks with Welsh authorities in a bid to prevent aerial attacks on the Cardiff ground – now known as the Principality Stadium – during the June 3 fixture.

The retractable roof is normally only shut for bad weather, but UEFA bosses apparently fear a ‘lone wolf’ could target the stadium with a drone. 

UEFA chiefs tried to close the roof on the Millennium Stadium (pictured) for the upcoming Champions League final over fears terrorists could fly a drone into the ground

It comes just days after a terror attack on Borussia Dortmund’s bus, ahead of their Champions League quarter-final in Germany.

An official told The Sun that chiefs discussed the possible measure with police and FA Wales.

The source added: ‘Security will be massive. Now they are proposing closing the roof as they fear terrorists with drones.’  

UEFA director Giorgio Marchetti added: ‘All possible risks are taken into consideration.’ 

Supt Steve Furnham of South Wales Police added: ‘Detailed safety and security planning and preparation for the Uefa Champions League final in Cardiff has been going ahead for many months.’

It comes just days after a terror attack on Borussia Dortmund's bus, ahead of their Champions League quarter-final in Germany. Police are pictured securing the area in front of the stadium in Dortmund ahead of the fixture 

It comes just days after a terror attack on Borussia Dortmund’s bus, ahead of their Champions League quarter-final in Germany. Police are pictured securing the area in front of the stadium in Dortmund ahead of the fixture 

 

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