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Champions League final ticket sales to begin

Published: Friday 8 February 2013, 10.00CET
UEFA Champions League final ticket sales will start on Monday, with fans and the general public being allocated the majority of the tickets for May's Wembley showpiece.
Champions League final ticket sales to begin
London's iconic Wembley Stadium stages the UEFA Champions League final on 25 May ©Sportsfile
 
 
 
Published: Friday 8 February 2013, 10.00CET

Champions League final ticket sales to begin

UEFA Champions League final ticket sales will start on Monday, with fans and the general public being allocated the majority of the tickets for May's Wembley showpiece.

Ticket sales for the 2013 UEFA Champions League final at Wembley Stadium in London start on Monday 11 February at 12.00CET, exclusively via UEFA.com, and will run until Friday 15 March at 18.00CET.

For the sales process on UEFA.com, tickets will not be sold on a first-come, first-served basis, with a lottery being conducted to determine the allocation of tickets once the sales period has ended.

As usual, fans and the general public are allocated the majority of the tickets for the final, which will be played at Wembley on Saturday 25 May from 19.45 local time (20.45CET). A total of 59,000 tickets of the net stadium capacity of 86,000 are available to fans and the general public, with the two finalist teams receiving 25,000 tickets each, and the remaining 9,000 tickets going on sale to fans worldwide via UEFA.com from Monday.

The rest of the tickets are allocated to the local organising committee, national associations, commercial partners and broadcasters, and to serve the corporate hospitality programme, also now available through UEFA.com.

When compared with the last Wembley final in 2011, Category 4 tickets, which were previously only accessible to the two finalist clubs, will now also be available to the general public and will be more affordable than before. Comprising 20% of the total tickets available, these tickets will be priced at £60 each. In addition, administration costs have also been substantially reduced.

UEFA has maintained the youth package concept too, which was introduced in 2011. This consists of 200 paired tickets available to 200 children, each accompanied by an adult. The two finalist clubs will also get 100 such youth packages apiece. In setting ticket prices for this year's final, UEFA consulted closely with the independent Football Supporters Europe (FSE) network.

The ticket price categories available for the general public are:
Category 1: £330
Category 2: £230
Category 3: £140
Category 4: £60
Disabled category: £60 (ticket priced at Category 4 rate and one companion ticket provided for free)
Youth package category: £120 (two Category 2 tickets – one adult and one youth – sold at discounted Category 4 rate).

The administration fee per shipment covers handling and safe courier delivery of ticket(s) and is priced at £8 within the United Kingdom, £16 inside Europe and £28 for the rest of the world. Payment can be made by credit card only.

When applying for tickets for the 2013 UEFA Champions League final with MasterCard, applicants will double their chances to be successful in the lottery and to be allocated tickets.

Applicants can apply for up to two tickets per person. They will be informed via email by Monday 8 April about whether their application has been successful or not. They will also be able to check the status of their application on the ticket portal using their log-in information after this date. Tickets will be shipped by the end of April by secure mail.

Ticketing Terms and Conditions
All ticket holders are bound by the ticketing Terms and Conditions; UEFA will take action in case of any breaches. Online applications will be verified with the competent authorities to ensure that anyone banned from attending football matches cannot purchase the tickets. Sales of tickets for the Wembley final will be conducted exclusively through UEFA.com. UEFA urges all fans to refrain from buying tickets or hospitality packages from unauthorised sellers, agents or websites, as such tickets may be counterfeit or invalid and an unaware purchaser may be refused admission to the stadium.

Last updated: 15/03/13 18.43CET

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