Manchester City and Chelsea fans are set to get 4,000 tickets each for the Champions
League Final. Uefa has confirmed it will go ahead in Istanbul despite Turkey’s COVID-19 crisis.
Authorities in Ankara have confirmed to Uefa they are happy to host Manchester City
and Chelsea, who beat Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid respectively to reach the
the biggest game in club football, at the Ataturk on the last Saturday of May.
Uefa said: “The UEFA Champions League final will take place in Istanbul on May 29 with
a limited number of spectators.
“We have assured the temporary lockdown which is in force until May 17 should not have
any impact on the match.
“UEFA continues to work closely with the Turkish Football Federation and the local and
national authorities to stage the match safely.”
The Turkish Government told Uefa last month they were planning for 50 percent of the
2005 Final venue’s 76,000 capacity, meaning up to 38,000 fans.
The latest discussions with Uefa, though, are for a crowd of 25,000, with up to 4,000
supporters of each finalist included.
There are currently no travel restrictions for UK citizens traveling to Turkey,
although they are subject to quarantine rules on their return.
Euro chiefs added: “Detailed information regarding the capacity for the match,
travel, and ticketing details will be communicated publicly by the end of the week.”