, , and fans are calling for to change how it manages the and finals.

Problems last season saw fans struggle with travel arrangements and with getting tickets for the Madrid and finals.

and fans received allocations of under half the capacity of the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium.

and had around 5,000 fans at ’s .

has reiterated the difficulties in the planning involved in organising ticket sales and travel for fans.

It said it was “impossible to predict” the teams in the final because venues are chosen two years in advance.

The six-point plan

A joint statement by the supporters’ trusts for , , and released on Wednesday asks for:

Allocation – 80% of tickets to be made available to the two competing finalists, with the remaining 20% for sponsors, the football family, key stakeholders and a small general sale.

Capacity – Only stadiums with large capacities to be selected, to ensure maximum ticket availability (60,000 or greater for the final, 75,000 for the final).

Affordability – A stretch pricing policy allowing choice for fans.

Accessibility – The highest standards for accessibility for people with disabilities.

Infrastructure – The location to be a city with excellent transport links, including the capacity to deal with additional charter flights, good rail links to nearby cities and airports and bed-space capacity to deal with the number of visitors.

Equality – The host to abide by a human-rights and equality policy that ensures no discrimination or denial of right of entry.

Problems faced by fans

and fans were allocated 33,286 of the 68,000 tickets for the final in Madrid.

The remaining tickets for the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium went to the local organising committee, , national associations, commercial partners, broadcasters and corporate hospitality packages.

In the , there were about 5,000 home-based supporters from and who followed their clubs to , with the Blues sending almost half of their allocation back unsold.

Fans were put off by the lack of direct flights as well as price hikes in hotels and the cost of the tickets.

Speaking in June, said “recent experience” with finals in “comparable venues” meant “the number of finalists’ supporters requesting tickets for a final can vary greatly from club to club”.

The final in 2020 will be held at the in Istanbul – famous for ’s comeback victory in 2005 – while Stadion Energa Gdansk in Poland will host this season’s final.

The decision for the 2021 finals will be made on 24 September with the Allianz Arena in Munich and Krestovsky Stadium in St Petersburg bidding for the final and Boris Paichadze Dinamo Arena in Tbilisi and Seville’s Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan in the running for the .


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