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Europa League: 9,500 fans for the final



According to UEFA, the Europa League final, scheduled for May 26 in Gdansk, Poland, should be played in front of 9,500 fans.

The final of the Europa League should be able to take place with public. This match, which will be played on Wednesday, May 26, could welcome up to 9,500 fans, on the side of Gdansk in Poland. Indeed, this Monday, UEFA, while the sale of tickets is officially open, announced that the Polish authorities had authorized 25% of public. In words reported by AFP, the governing body of European soccer also indicated that « supporters from abroad will have to comply with the restrictions and requirements for entry into the territory » in force during the final, because « no exemption » will be granted. As a reminder, on Wednesday, March 31, UEFA lifted the stadium ban for any fan wishing to travel. A measure taken from the « finals of club competitions », so that the Europa League and the Champions League, scheduled for Saturday, May 29 in Istanbul, Turkey, will be able to accommodate fans of the two formations concerned.
UEFA will reimburse tickets in case of a reduction of the capacity
However, the authority also made it clear that « access to the stadium will be granted in accordance with local legislation ». The latter will be specified « this week », and « may include the need to prove a vaccine, or a negative result to the Covid-19 ». For this famous Europa League final, UEFA has granted 2,000 tickets to each team concerned. In addition, another 2,000 will be on sale on its official website, until this Friday at noon. As for the different prices offered, they range from 40 to 130 euros. Finally, the remaining 1,500 tickets will be reserved for the « Local Organizing Committee, UEFA, Federations, commercial partners and broadcasters. The tickets will not be sold on a first come, first served basis. Instead, a draw will be held after the bidding period is over. The governing body has also indicated that it will refund tickets in the event of a reduction in capacity. Before the final match is decided, the second leg of the semi-finals must be played. This Thursday night, Manchester United, winner of the first leg (6-2), will face AS Roma, while Villarreal, after its victory in the first leg (2-1), will meet Arsenal.