UEFA’s allocation of tickets for this month’s Champions League final has been described as “appalling” in the UK’s Parliament by a Liverpool-supporting MP.
Halton MP and Labour former minister Derek Twigg raised the decision to give the Reds and opponents Real Madrid just over 16,000 tickets each for the Kiev showpiece.
The two clubs’ fans will therefore be offered just half of the 63,000 seats at Kiev’s NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium.
In a Commons session with the Sports Minister, Anfield season-ticket holder Twigg asked Tracey Crouch: “Does she agree that it’s appalling Liverpool Football Club has only been allocated 16,626 tickets – some of them costing up to £400 – for one of the best-supported clubs in the world?
“It’s not really paying due respect to the fans who support the game.”
Crouch said: “That is a matter for UEFA. But I share the view we want to make sure Liverpool fans do get their opportunity to go along and celebrate being in the Champions League final.”
According to the Liverpool Echo newspaper, 63% of Liverpool’s allocation will be made available on general sale, with 25% for hospitality members and priority rights holders, 11% for officials, players and staff, former players and media, and 1% for commercial partners.
Liverpool fans who have attended seven or more Champions League matches this season have been guaranteed a ticket for the final.