Champions League final: Liverpool and Tottenham supporters urge sponsors to return tickets to clubs’ fans

Liverpool and Tottenham fans are urging sponsors to return some of their Champions League final tickets to travelling supporters.

Both clubs have received just 16,613 tickets each for the all-English showdown in Madrid on June 1 at the Wanda Metropolitano, which has a capacity of almost 68,000.

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The Wanda Metropolitano holds close to 64,000 fans, but hardly any of it will be taken up by Tottenham and Liverpool supporters
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About 22,300 tickets have been made available to the local organising committee, UEFA and national associations, commercial partners and broadcasters, and to serve the corporate hospitality programme.

Liverpool group Spirit of Shankly (SOS) and the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust (THST) have called on sponsors to give some of their allocation back to fans who are set to miss out.

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A joint-statement read: “Spirit of Shankly and Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust – the independent official fan groups of Liverpool and Spurs – are calling on the main sponsors of the UEFA Champions League to return a proportion of the tickets they have received for the Champions League final to the pot for supporters of both clubs.

“We ask Nissan, Playstation, Gazprom, PepsiCo, Banco Santander, Mastercard, Heineken and Expedia Group to help redress the balance in the current unfair allocation that means fans of both competing clubs receive less than 25 per cent of available tickets.

“As major sponsors of the UEFA Champions League, your companies appreciate the passion and dedication of the fans who follow their teams and make every game a spectacle.

“But many of those fans who have followed their club throughout this season will miss out on the biggest game of all. As will thousands more loyal supporters.

“SOS and THST believe such a gesture by the sponsors would help lift the occasion by increasing the number of passionate fans inside the stadium, and increase each brand’s standing on a global scale.

“We also ask that each sponsor lobbies UEFA to allocate tickets for future finals on a fairer, more equitable spilt that has supporters benefit.”

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