Dear Sir or Madam
Thank you for your correspondence concerning the allocation of
tickets to the clubs taking part in the UEFA Champions League final in
Barcelona on 26 May 2020.
First of all, while we have every understanding for the concerns
that you express, we feel we must clarify certain items raised not
only by yourself, but by other supporters.
Although the Barcelona Stadium is allowed to admit 98,000
spectators for Spanish League matches, the total capacity for this
final has been fixed at 90,000 for a variety of reasons, the most
important of which is security. A certain number of seats are
being kept free of spectators to separate the groups of
supporters. In addition, the stadium infrastructure for this match
must be in accordance with the UEFA Champions League concept as
regards TV coverage and needs of the media in general required the
installation of a considerable amount of temporary media
facilities in the spectator area.
Given that the two clubs are each receiving 30,000 tickets, and
a further 20,000 have been offered to the general public on the
local and international market, it appears reasonable to us that
the remaining 10,000 tickets have been set aside for the Spanish
Football Federation, as hosts of the final, as well as for UEFA
member associations, commercial partners and for UEFA for its own
The European Football Union was fully aware that a match of this
importance, featuring two teams with large fan bases, would create a
massive demand for tickets, consequently the ticket allocation for
each finalist has been DOUBLED in comparison to previous UEFA
Champions League finals in the past. Yet we understand that it will
not be possible to satisfy the requirements of every fan.
Unfortunately, certain supporters will be disappointed.
We hope that you are able to understand UEFA's point of view in
this matter. If you are one of the fortunate spectators who is able to
obtain a ticket for this major football event, we wish you an
enjoyable and memorable evening in Barcelona.
Head of the Club Competitions' Department