Arsenal And Chelsea Will Only Get 6000 Tickets Each For Europa League Final

Arsenal and Chelsea made it four English teams from four in European finals this season but most of their fans will have to stay home with each club getting just 6,000 tickets to the final.

It's been quite the week for English clubs in Europe and the country's football teams are more stubborn than the government over getting out of the continent with both the Champions League and Europa League finals now full with Premier League sides.

On Thursday night Arsenal and Chelsea qualified for the Europa League final, with far less drama than Liverpool and Spurs had managed even with the Blues needing a penalty shoot out.

Players and fans of both sides were obviously jubilant after frustrating up and down seasons can culminate in a European final and both could now qualify for next season's Champions League, impressive considering how their season have gone.

However there was still something for them to be annoyed about with the announcement that each team will get just 6,000 tickets for the final in Baku, Azerbaijan, on May 29th.

The Olympic Stadium holds near 69,000 and people are rightly not happy about the situation:

On top of the lack of tickets there's also an issue with the travel to Azerbaijan with flights from London costing in the region of £1000 for a journey of more than eight hours.

That really is some way to take the shine off reaching the final of a European competition.

As usual it is the fans who pay the price for the money grabbing and greed that runs the sport and that only ever ruins it.

Tickets will be available through UEFA for all fans and Chelsea and Arsenal supporters will get their hands on some of those but it is the dignitaries and corporate sponsors who will make up a lot of the crowd.

It ruins the atmosphere and lessens the final, it's a shame but unfortunately at this point it's hardly a surprise.

Ryan Sidle

Ryan is a writer for SPORTbible. He covers all sport from football, formula one, cricket, rugby, tennis, athletics, mma and wrestling. He obviously hates YOUR football team and has no interest in synchronised swimming.

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