Arsenal will take on Chelsea in the UEFA Europa League Final in Baku, in a game that many fans had seen coming ever since the semi final draw was made. These two London rivals are going to be going toe to toe for the right to lift one of the most beautiful trophies in football, but of course, the game means more to Arsenal as their Champions League hopes rest on the outcome of this game.
In terms of the ticket allocation for the encounter, however, we’re stunned and saddened to see that Arsenal will only receive 6,000 tickets – which will also be the case for Chelsea. It’s a shockingly low amount of tickets to be given when you think about the scale of this and how important it is, and it can pretty much be summed up by the following statement from the club themselves.
We have been informed by UEFA that both clubs will receive an allocation of just 6,000 tickets each for the match.
We are in active discussions with UEFA for more tickets for our fans but this disappointing ticket allocation obviously presents us with extreme difficulties in how we allocate tickets to you, our loyal supporters.
As many of you will be aware, we are proud to have approximately 45,000 season ticket holders and over 180,000 official members.
It is inevitable that with an allocation of just 6,000 tickets for the final, there will be thousands of fans who have supported the club for years and been part of our Europa League journey this season, who will be unable to attend this match.
This is a disappointing situation and as a result of our allocation, we will be offering tickets via the process below.
It’s just a little bit of a slap in the face, really, but at the same time, we hope this doesn’t deter fans from wanting to make the trip over there. Given the limited travel options it seems ridiculous to have the final take place in Baku in the first place, but if we put that to one side for the minute, we just want to see as many Arsenal fans as possible representing the club in a great way.
Will we get that? Who knows. Either way, it’s hard not to be disappointed by this outcome.
What are your thoughts on the ticket allocation that has been given to Arsenal and Chelsea?