We’re entitled to an all-English Champions League final this year, and as Europe emerges from lockdown and travel restrictions are lifted, a number of supporters flock to Portugal for the big game, but how many fans are at the Champions. League final?
Manchester City and Chelsea are two of the best supported teams in England so as you can imagine there was a huge demand for tickets for this one.
However, the match will not be played in front of a full stadium due to the ongoing covid regulations, but how many supporters will be in Lisbon?
How many fans are there in the Champions League final?
UEFA has confirmed that 16,500 fans will be present for the Champions League final.
Chelsea and Manchester City fans each received 6,000 tickets each for the game, while an additional 4,500 will be awarded to VIPs, sponsors and corporate hospitality programs.
That’s a little less than the 21,000 spectators we saw at Wembley for the FA Cup final earlier this month, but this is due to the fact that the Estadio do Drago holds 40,000 fewer spectators than Wembley.
As always, supporters had to present negative coronavirus tests before going to the match.
When will the fans be back in the stadiums?
We are only a few weeks away from the return of the supporters in all the stadiums at full capacity.
Some supporters have been allowed to return to stadiums from May 17e, but if all goes as planned in the UK, the grounds should be open to a full crowd from June 21st when all social distancing measures must be lifted.
This is the first Champions League final in two years to be played in front of spectators, and with Chelsea and City fans among the most rowdy in England, there is bound to be an atmosphere to remember.
No matter who you support, this should be one of the greatest shows we’ve seen in a long time.
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