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Ceferin explained Champions League ticket allocations to final manager - The Athletic

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has explained to the manager of a team in the Champions League final why there are a limited number of tickets available...

  • Posted on 11th May, 2022 12:35 PM
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UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has explained to the manager of a team in the Champions League final why there are a limited number of tickets available for supporters.

Real Madrid and Liverpool have been allocated 20,000 tickets each, even though the Stade de France in Paris, which is hosting the final on May 28, has a capacity of over 80,000.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has publicly criticised UEFA for their ticket pricing and the allocation of the tickets last week.

“I explained the same thing (why there are fewer tickets for supporters) to one of the coaches from one of the two teams a couple of days ago. I explained it to him and went through everything,” revealed Ceferin.

“First of all, UEFA, from the revenues from the final, gets 6.5 per cent and 93.5 per cent goes to the clubs. From the other matches, 100 per cent of the revenue goes to the clubs.

“Fans of both teams gets 20,000 tickets each. If sponsors that pay €100 million or more for sponsorships, of which 93.5 per cent goes to the same clubs, get some tickets because of a contractual obligation that we have.

“UEFA does not get more tickets than the others. Some tickets go to the market, some go to the fans and some go to the partners. It is not UEFA. I am not giving tickets for free or selling them to my friends.

“The system works and clubs could not function differently. For us, not much would change if the tickets were €10, but a lot would change for the clubs.”

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