Although Atletico Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano had made 63,500 seats available for the Champions League final on June 1st, both Tottenham and Liverpool only received 16,613 tickets each.
Tottenham’s General Admission Season Ticket holder count stood at 42,000 ahead of the match. A further 8,000 Premium Season tickets were also held. Clearly, a considerable number of season ticket holders would miss out on the chance to witness history in Madrid.
Despite the fact that a large number of Tottenham fans would miss out on seeing the game live, the clubs fanbase displayed its tremendous support by selling out its 62,062 seater stadium in North London.
Following calls for transparency from Spurs fans the club have now reached out to confirm the official ticketing figures for the game to the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust:
General admission supporter allocation including accessible – 80 per cent (13,290)
Contractual supporter allocation; to include seasonal hospitality members – 12.5 per cent (2,077)
First-team players/coaches/former players/staff allocations – 6.5 per cent (1,080)
Commercial partners, contractual allocations – 1 per cent (166)
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What these figures represent is our football club making the best out of a bad situation. There is no doubt that UEFA should increase the number of tickets that are allocated to the supporters of both teams competing in the final. We have already seen the farcical numbers that were allocated for the Europa League final in Baku and, all things considered, the Champions League final allocations were no better.
To have just 50% of the ground filled with supporters is not good enough. Football is about the fans and without the fans football is nothing. There’s no doubting the spectacular atmosphere that was created inside the ground but for the pinnacle of club football more fans should be given the opportunity to support their team inside the stadium itself.
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