'Record number' of people visited Cardiff for Champions League

A record number of people came to Cardiff city centre for the UEFA Champions League final, according to Cardiff Council.

A total of 314, 264 people came into the capital to soak up the atmosphere of the men's final on 3 June - smashing the previous record by almost 44,000 people.

Real Madrid's win saw Cardiff's Gareth Bale lift the infamous trophy for the third time Credit: PA Images

Monitoring of city centre footfall began in 1999 when the first camera was installed on the front of Boots in Queen Street. Full monitoring began in 2007.

The figures are digitally recorded with cameras across the city showing the footfall for specific streets in the city centre.

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Crowds celebrate with Cristiano Ronaldo after his goal at the National Stadium of Wales Credit: PA Images

Juventus and Real Madrid fans traveled from all over the world to Cardiff for the final.

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The event saw a huge security operation involving police forces from around the UK, including armed police and road closures.

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