UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has defended the distribution of tickets for the Champions League final, after criticism from Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp.
The Stade de France has a capacity of 75,000 spectators, but less than 20,000 tickets have been allocated to the fans of Liverpool and Real Madrid in the final, which will be held on May 28.
Klopp revealed his opinion on the matter clearly, and said in previous statements, “When you see the prices of tickets and all these things, and the number of tickets that we will get, did you read them correctly? We only have 20,000 tickets, and they have 20,000 tickets, but the stadium has a capacity of 75,000, There are 35,000 tickets, where are those tickets?”
Ceferin responded during the UEFA meeting today, Wednesday, and said, “I explained the same thing to one of the coaches in both teams several days ago, and I can do it here, and it took me time to explain it because I wanted to clarify every number.”
He added, “UEFA receives 6.5% of the proceeds from the final match, while 93.5% goes to clubs, and in other matches, clubs receive
100% of the proceeds.
He continued, “The fans of both teams get 20,000 tickets, if the sponsors pay 100 million euros or more, of which 93.5% goes to the teams, their obtaining the tickets is a contractual obligation.”
“UEFA does not get more tickets than others, some tickets go to the market, some to the fans and some to partners, not UEFA, I do not give tickets to my friends or sell them to them,” Ceferin said.