Our first pre-match stadium spectacle

The Department were set the challenge of creating and managing the pre-match show for this Opening Ceremony.  The result was a combination of stunts, dance routines, and celebrity appearances with film elements to celebrate this enormous club match, while involving 800 moving parts, including umbrella props that revealed club emblems.

At a glance

90k stadium audience

160 million global TV audience

864 choreographed elements

288 dancers