Fans fume at UEFA's pitiful Champions League final ticket allocation

Football fans have taken to social media to vent their frustration at the number of Champions League final tickets allocated for general sale.

UEFA confirmed on Thursday morning that 38,000 tickets would be put on sale to the public with 34,000 of those to be shared between supporters of the two finalists.

But considering Atletico Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano, the venue for the showpiece game, will have a capacity of 63,500 for the final, the size of the allocation has caused outrage.

In total, 25,500 tickets have been "allocated to the local organising committee, UEFA and national associations, commercial partners and broadcasters".

The final will be held in Madrid

 

For the first time since 2009 four Premier League clubs have made it into the last eight.

Liverpool , Manchester City , Manchester United and Tottenham will all be in the hat when the draw for the Champions League quarter-finals is made in Switzerland on Friday morning.

Fans of each will be hoping their side can make it all the way to the final in Madrid on June 1.

Understandably, supporters who had hoped for an early summer getaway to the Spanish capital to watch their side in action were left disappointed.

 

One wrote on Twitter : "17 thousand tickets for each team in the champions league final is a joke."

Other fans highlighted the number of disappointed season ticket holders there would be if a Premier League club makes the final – especially given most run cup ticket schemes.

"Champion league finalists will be allocated ONLY 17,000 tickets per team!" one supporter tweeted.

"Season ticket holder demand will be a serious struggle for most top clubs."

Another commented on the number of tickets that will go to friends of UEFA and their partners. "25,500 seats reserved for UEFA’s cronies is just ridiculous," they wrote.

 

"Talk about killing the atmosphere of the game."

However, there were some light-hearted responses dotted among them with one Liverpool fan suggesting City would struggle to sell out an allocation of 17,000.

"So if city get the final the tickets should not be a problem," one Twitter user wrote.

And at least one City fan saw the funny side. "Thanks for believing we can make it all the way to the final ," they tweeted.

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