Chelsea, Arsenal Bemoan Small Ticket Allocation For Europa League Final
Arsenal and Chelsea have each been allocated just 6,000 tickets for the Europa League final on May 29 at the 68,700-capacity Baku Olympic Stadium. Arsenal said that it was "disappointed" with the small ticket allocation and that it is in "active discussions with UEFA for more tickets." UEFA already sold a number of tickets through a ballot process, with "applications already being informed that they have been successful." The rest will go to the local organizing committee, UEFA and national associations, commercial partners, broadcasters and corporate hospitality (London INDEPENDENT, 5/10).
Meanwhile, Liverpool Manager Jürgen Klopp branded UEFA "irresponsible" on Friday as fans "expressed their disgust" over price hikes after four EPL clubs qualified for the Champions League and Europa League finals. Klopp also called on UEFA to "show more consideration" to traveling fans when choosing host cities for finals. He said, "Baku, I have no clue how to go there, if there is any regular flight at all?" There are currently "no scheduled direct flights between London and Baku for the week of the final" (AFP, 5/10).