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Discussion in 'Uefa Champions League & Europa League' started by Olut, Jun 14, 2021.
They might have blown their best chance.
An open letter to UEFA from SOS
Liverpool FC have reached the Champions League final. Again. In Paris, against Real Madrid. Again. For our fans, it’s another European final jaunt, the climax of the season, the hope of winning again.
For some fans anyway. For thousands there will be no trip to Paris because there will be a shortage of tickets. Again.
Stade de France, the venue for the final, holds 75,000. LFC and Madrid, each receive shy of 20,000. In total, loyal supporters will make up just over 52 percent of the capacity crowd.
A free-for-all public ballot accounts for 12,000 (16 percent), and the remainder of the allocation will be given to the UEFA ‘family’ and mostly corporate sponsors.
Unfortunately, for some of those lucky enough to get a ticket, the cost will be prohibitive. There are four price categories, ranging from €70 to €690. The majority of tickets are in category 3 and cost €180 each. There are no concessions for over-65s or under-16s. Previously child-adult packages have been available, but no more.
Since 2018 when LFC last played RM in the final, UEFA’s ticket revenue has gone from €3.06m to €4.22m, which equates to a 38 percent increase in four years.
Football, as a spectacle, is beamed across the globe, the faith, joy and despair of fans watching in the stadiums sold and packaged as theatre, as compelling as the drama on the pitch. UEFA depend on this, they know football without fans is nothing.
In standing up to the failed Super League, UEFA President Aleksandr Ceferin said: “I can’t understand how you can see your fans protesting and you don’t care. You are full of money anyway, you’re not poor, but you want more and more and more.”
Well Mr Ceferin, Liverpool fans are protesting and you don’t seem to care. UEFA are not poor, but you seem to want more. And more.
Similarly, UEFA’s proposed changes to their club competitions in the future ignore the interests of the fans. Football supporters are tired of being ripped off. Tired of watching their team reach a final, but unable to find a ticket to attend. And tired of exorbitant prices.
It’s time UEFA recognized the power of fans and the importance of fans above sponsorships.Meanwhile, tickets for the final are being placed on third-party websites at extortionate prices.
Spirit Of Shankly
That's sad. I don't know how football was last time, so...
Bayern only had a one goal lead in that game mate, still a cracking turnaround, but this Real one tops it, 3 goals in 4/5 minutes
This competition surely is the king of turnarounds, been so many great ones over the years,
It would be pretty funny if this season a Scottish team wins a European trophy and no English team does.
We’ve got quite enough Leicester fans who talk shit thank you very much.
One day, I will work out multiple quotes. For now, its pages of replies. I'm only on here every 3 months anyway.
As someone born into a working class Liverpool family, I think it fair to say that, even back in the 70's, when it might have been 45P to get in the match, it was cost prohibitive for many dads to take their lads to a footy match. Certainly not do it every weekend.
Became a regular Anfield attendee when I hit my teens and could spare a couple of quid. Easy to find a speck on the kop or in the Annie Road if you got there handy enough. Impossible to do that today.
As for today, 50 quid a match seems pretty friggin steep from where I sit (father of 4 teenagers). No longer live in Liverpool, or England for that matter, but would have to think long and hard about that sort of outlay to watch any footy match. Getting to away matches would hold more interest for me. Content to soak it up on the Tele from afar.
COME ON YOU REDS!!!!!
I remember paying £2-£3 on a regular basis going through the Anfield turnstyles. Depressing.
Been solicited quite a lot in the past few days if I have any deals to get a cheap ticket. After talking to people who acquired tickets via the UEFA ballot, 500€ is probably the cheapest deal you could get! Still nothing on viagogo but I can see this going in the 5k bracket very soon.
I'll do France/Denmark & France/Croatia for 40€ each in June thank you very much.
For once I agree
Yeah, it definitely would be. But, that is very unlikely to happen