Following the manager’s criticism of how Champions League final tickets are assigned, UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin spoke with Klopp and said, “It’s the system that works.”
Last week, Klopp backed Liverpool fans’ group Spirit of Shankly, which accused UEFA of “ripping off” fans who wanted to attend the Champions League final against Real Madrid in Paris later this month.
There are 75,000 tickets available, but each team has only received 19,618, with the remaining 12,000 tickets going to the UEFA ‘family’ of sponsors and officials via a ballot that concluded last month. More than a fifth of Liverpool’s allocation (category one and two) will cost £410 to £578. Almost half of them are £125, and nearly a quarter are £50.
“It is obviously not right,” Klopp stated last week, “but it happens everywhere.” Things don’t make it better; in this situation, you’re not only paying more for a ticket than you were before, but you’re only getting half of the tickets, while the remainder goes to folks who pay hundreds of dollars.
Ceferin stated the same thing to each of the coaches of the two (finals) a few days ago and I can do it here,”
“UEFA receives 6.5 percent of the money from the finals, while the clubs receive 93.5 percent.” The clubs receive 100% of the income from the other matches. Both clubs’ fans will receive 20,000 tickets. If sponsors that pay 100 million euros or more in sponsorship 93.5 percent of which goes to the same teams – get some seats, it’s a win-win situation.
“UEFA does not receive more tickets than the rest of the world.” Some tickets are sold to the public, while some are given to fans and partners. It isn’t the UEFA. I’m not giving away or selling tickets to my pals for free. The system works, and clubs could not function any other way.