Tottenham Hotspur will go up against Liverpool at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid on the 1st of June, for the honour of being crowned the champions of Europe.
Both teams will go into the game confident of their chances after mounting terrific comebacks in the second legs of their respective semifinals.
Neither Mauricio Pochettino nor Jurgen Klopp have won any silverware during their time in England, and this thus makes the game a defining one in the recent history of both clubs.
However, only 16,643 tickets have been made available to each sets of fans by UEFA.
The BBC reports that as many as 30,000 seats at the 67,829-capacity stadium will go to the local organising committee, UEFA, national associations, commercial partners, broadcasters and to corporate hospitality packages.
The report reveals that Liverpool’s and Spurs’ supporters trust (Spirit of Shankly and Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust) have come together to call on 8 main sponsors namely, Nissan, Playstation, Gazprom, PepsiCo, Banco Santander, Mastercard, Heineken and Expedia Group, to return the tickets allocated to them so that more fans can attend the final.
Mastercard reportedly responded saying that the tickets had already been allotted due to the proximity to the final, while the other 7 sponsors are yet to respond.
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It is indeed sad to see that less than half the capacity of the stadium will be allocated to the two sets of fans, as corporate commitments have to be honoured.
However, that is how the game has evolved these days, and it is exactly this type of corporatisation of football that ensures that the clubs like Spurs who make it far in the competition get a handsome financial reward.
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