Chelsea Champions League Final: Allianz Arena to be blue on outside

Blue is the colour! Allianz Arena to be lit up in Chelsea's shade for Final

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13:18 GMT, 25 April 2012

The Allianz Arena is set to be transformed into Stamford Bridge for the day when Chelsea play the final in Munich on May 19.

Around 17,500 tickets are expected to be sold to the Barclays Premier League club's season ticket holders for next month's showpiece in Germany after UEFA revealed the club will occupy the north of the 66,000-seater stadium.

And the exterior facade of the famous Bundesliga ground will be illuminated in blue lights – as our picture shows – to make Chelsea feel at home, ahead of the final.

Blue is the colour: The Allianz Arena will be lit up in Chelsea's shade for the Final

Blue is the colour: The Allianz Arena will be lit up in Chelsea's shade for the Final

Roberto Di Matteo's side booked their place in the finale after their stunning 3-2 aggregate win over holders Barcelona.

Owner Roman Abramovich has poured millions of his vast fortune to see the Blues play their second Champions League final during his nine-year tenure.

But the Russian stands to recoup at least 45million from May's much-anticipated showdown against either Real Madrid – bossed by former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho – or would-be hosts, Bayern Munich.

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