Liverpool Manager Questions Champions League Final Ticket Allocation
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp questioned UEFA’s ticket allocation for the Champions League final. He said that he understood why fans were unhappy with the accessibility and costs of the tickets.
On May 28, the 75,000 capacity Stade de France will host the club football’s show-stopper occasion between Real Madrid and Liverpool. Also, the UEFA said that expressing that each group would get 20,000 tickets they could sell to their fans.
There will be 12,000 general admissions tickets that fans can buy via lottery. The remaining 23,000 tickets will be for UEFA, commercial partners, broadcasters, and national associations. However, the application for general admission tickets ended on April 28, a week before Madrid and Liverpool played the second leg of their respective semifinal series.
Liverpool Manager Questions Ticket Allocation
Klopp asked where the remaining tickets were going. Twenty thousand tickets went to Liverpool, and 20,000 went to Real Madrid. Also, he added that the remaining 35,000 would go to UEFA.
Liverpool received 19,618 of their allocated tickets. Also, the remaining 382 seats were for associates of club staff, VIPs, and players. Ticket prices start at £50.32 with the most expensive at £125.79.
According to bookie pay per head reports, Liverpool fans published an open letter to UEFA Friday. They criticized the ticket allocation for loyal supporters of the teams. Also, they said that thousands of people would not travel to Paris due to the lack of tickets available.
In a press release, UEFA said they changed the plans to provide 5,000 free tickets for each semifinalist. Instead, they would subsidize tickets for supporters. That means UEFA would offer tickets at a discounted rate.
Klopp said he would not see UEFA changing its position anytime soon. The organization is making money from ticket sales, and that’s teams only get 50 percent of the tickets. The rest goes to people who are willing thousands of dollars for them.