Saturday 24 August 2019

Fans to get 82pc of Euro 2020 tickets

'Dublin will host four games, three group matches and one round of 16.' (stock photo)
'Dublin will host four games, three group matches and one round of 16.' (stock photo)

Tom Morgan

Uefa has guaranteed 82 per cent of Euro 2020 tickets will be for supporters only after facing criticism over the proportions of seats available for the Champions League and Europa League finals.

One million tickets across the 44 matches will also be priced at €50 or less, but prices for the semi-final and final will be up to €945. For the first time, the 24 qualifying nations will play in 12 different cities: Amsterdam, Baku, Bilbao, Bucharest, Budapest, Copenhagen, Dublin, Glasgow, London, Munich, Rome and St Petersburg.

The first phase of tickets on sale will run from June 12 to July 12, with 1.5million on sale to the general public - 500,000 more than were available at Euro 2016 in France.

A second phase will follow in December, after the finals draw has taken place, with a third phase in April 2020 when the final four places have been decided by the play-offs. A number of tickets will be made available for disabled fans at every game, in the lowest price category, regardless of their location in the stadium.

Dublin will host four games, three group matches and one round of 16. If Ireland qualify they will play at least two games at the Aviva Stadium. The tournament from June 12 to July 12, 2020, will see the 24 finalists playing in 12 different cities across Europe, including Dublin, Glasgow and London.

A total of 40,000 tickets under €100 will be available for the semi-finals and final at Wembley. Disabled fans can also request a complimentary seat for an accompanying person.

The announcement comes after fans groups complained of hurdles in getting seats for the all-English European club finals. The Champions League final will see Liverpool and Tottenham fans sharing 33,226 tickets for the June 1 showpiece at the 68,000-seater Wanda Metropolitano stadium. Arsenal and Chelsea fans will share 12,000 of 68,700 seats in Baku for the Europa League final on May 29.

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