Report: Spurs struggle to fill stadium but Red Star supporters will be in attendance

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur have a rich history of playing free flowing, attacking football which entertains the supporters.

This season, the North London faithful have had to endure a number of diabolical displays from their well-paid ‘heroes’.

Tomorrow, the Champions League will return to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium which was the scene of the 7-2 massacre by Bayern Munich.

This time Red Star Belgrade or Crvena Zvezda if you prefer are the visitors to the 62,062 capacity seater stadium.

Some Tottenham fans have voted with their feet and will not be in attendance for the fixture which looks set to fail to sell out (Evening Standard)

UEFA have banned the supporters of the Serbian side from taking their place in the away end as punishment for racist chanting which had given Spurs the opportunity to fill out the venue.

Despite the ban, UEFA have allowed 200 opposition supporters who possess Category 1 tickets access to watch the game from the hospitality areas.

Tottenham will not put the remaining tickets on general sale to mitigate the risk of them being purchased by opposition fans.   

Supporters who have been a member of the club for over a month have had access to buy tickets since September 30th but have still failed to fill the stadium.

Opinion

A ban should mean a ban.  It is wrong for UEFA to allow 200 Red Star supporters access to watch the game and sit among the Spurs fans in the posh seats.

It is hardly surprising that we have failed to sell out the stadium, not just because of the poor run of form but also due to the fact that the club are pricing your typical supporter out of attending matches.

 

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