Tickets have gone on sale for the 2022 UEFA Champions League final, which will be held at the Stade de France (pictured) in Paris on May 28.
Some 52,000 tickets out of the 75,000 available (matching the stadium’s capacity for the final) can be purchased by fans and the general public. The two teams that reach the final will be offered 20,000 each, with 12,000 offered to fans from the rest of the world.
Ten thousand tickets have been reserved for each team to be offered free to loyal spectators, as a reward for their support during the pandemic. The ticket sales and allocation of the free tickets reserved for these loyal supporters will be organised by the clubs that make the final.
The remaining tickets will go to the local organising structure, UEFA and national associations, commercial partners and broadcasters and the Official Hospitality programme.
There are four categories for tickets, with prices ranging from €70 (£58/$76) in Category 4 to €690 in Category 1. Accessibility tickets for disabled supporters will cost €70 with a spot included for a companion.
Fans can apply for two tickets to the final and will find out if they have been successful or not by May 6.
Tickets have also gone on sale for the 2022 UEFA Europa League final, which is set to take place at the Estadio Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán in Seville, Spain on May 18.
The stadium has a capacity of 40,000 with 33,000 tickets allocated for the fans of the two finalists and general public. The two teams in the final will receive 10,000 tickets each while 13,000 will be offered to fans worldwide. Like the Champions League final, 8,000 tickets are also reserved for clubs to offer fans that have shown loyal support during the pandemic.
Tickets will also be available in four different categories, with prices starting at €40 in Category 4 and for an accessibility ticket, and Category 1 tickets costing €150.
Fans can apply for up to four tickets and will also be notified if they have been successful by May 6.
For successful applicants, tickets will be delivered via the official UEFA Mobile Tickets app from 10 days before the match.
Some fans have expressed dismay at the pricing and allocation of tickets. The Times’ chief football writer Henry Winter tweeted about the prices and allocation to clubs, with some football fans showing their dismay.
“But remember. Football is definitely for the fans,” one user wrote.
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