May 25, 2021 – 09:08 am
UEFA announced, Tuesday, after the opening of the ticket sales, that up to 16,500 spectators will be able to attend the Champions League final between Chelsea and Manchester City on Saturday in Porto, with 33% of the capacity of the stadium.
For this match, which was tentatively planned in Istanbul and moved in mid-May to allow the movement of English fans, UEFA awarded 6000 tickets for each final.
The European Football Association (UEFA) said that 12,000 invitations will be added to these traditional invitations and “1,700 tickets reserved for the public”, starting Tuesday, “according to the first-come-first-served principle.”
Prices are divided into four categories, ranging from € 70 to € 600 ($ 85-735).
UEFA said that due to the epidemic, access to the stadium would be conditional on a “negative test for COVID-19” and foreign spectators “would have to” respect the conditions for entry into the territory. “
As Portugal is on the “green list” of the British authorities, neither English players nor fans will be required to quarantine upon their return.
To celebrate the most anticipated match of the season, UEFA had to find a solution as the UK imposed tight travel restrictions on Turkey on May 7.
The European Union explored the possibility of playing the final in England, but the British government needed to allow the media, officials and guests to enter its territory without being quarantined.
Finally, UEFA chose Porto. This will be the second year in a row that Portugal has hosted the Champions League result. In 2020, Lisbon organized the “Eighth Final”, with eight teams playing one match for the Cup.