With the Europa League final set to take place in Azerbaijan’s Baku on the 29th of May, both Arsenal and Chelsea have been informed that they will only be allocated 6,000 tickets each despite the Baku stadium holding a capacity of 68,700.
Tickets are due to be priced between £26 and £121 (With the majority of tickets costing £43.) Supporters have been warned that return travel to Baku could set them back “in excess of £1,000 per person”.
Arsenal released a statement on the issue and said, “We have been informed by UEFA that both clubs will receive an allocation of just 6,000 tickets each for the match. We are in active discussions with UEFA for more tickets for our fans but this disappointing ticket allocation obviously presents us with extreme difficulties in how we allocate tickets to you, our loyal supporters. As many of you will be aware, we are proud to have approximately 45,000 season ticket holders and over 180,000 official members. It is inevitable that with an allocation of just 6,000 tickets for the final, there will be thousands of fans who have supported the club for years and been part of our Europa League journey this season, who will be unable to attend this match. This is a disappointing situation.”