Ticket sales to the general public for the 2009 UEFA Cup final in Istanbul are carried out exclusively on uefa.com. The final of the prestigious European club competition will take place at the Fenerbahçe Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium on Wednesday 20 May from 20.45CET.
The international general public ticket sales process began on Monday 23 February at 12.00CET and runs until Friday 20 March at 18.00CET. The application process is carried out exclusively via uefa.com, with each applicant having to complete in full the online application form. Should the demand for final tickets exceed the supply, then every valid application will enter a lottery or ballot to decide the allocation of the 11,500 tickets that are being made available to the general public. These tickets are intended for neutral fans wishing to attend the final whoever the finalists may be, and in the event of a lottery each valid application will go into the ballot regardless of the time of submission, provided it falls within the application period.
Each successful candidate will be entitled to a maximum of two tickets. With the submission of the application, the applicant accepts the ticketing terms and conditions. Ticket price categories available to the general public are: Category 1 (centrally positioned): €130; Category 2 (mainly in the corners): €100; Category 3 (upper tier, behind the goals): €75; and Disabled: €45. The administrative fee is: €15 for successful applicants within Turkey; €30 for ticket orders made elsewhere in Europe; or €40 for neutral fans from the rest of the world. Payment is by credit card only. Applicants will be informed by email by 3 April if they have been successful or not, with tickets being dispatched from 15 April by secure mail. Candidates will be able to check the status of their application on uefa.com with their log-in information from 6 April.
The net capacity of the Fenerbahçe Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium for the UEFA Cup final will be about 42,000. Supporters of the two finalist clubs will be served via their clubs directly, with more than 50 per cent of the stadium capacity being reserved for the followers of the two teams. Each finalist will be able to take up to 11,500 tickets and will distribute these directly to their fans. Approximately 7,500 tickets will be allocated to the European football family, comprising UEFA, the local organising committee, national associations and commercial partners.
Terms and conditions
Any information requests should be addressed to Biletix, the ticket agency appointed by the host Turkish Football Association – phone +90 216 556 98 05, or email email@example.com. All applicants are bound by the ticketing terms and conditions. Action will be taken in cases of infringement. Online applications will be checked against police data to ensure that anyone banned from stadiums is unsuccessful in any attempt to purchase tickets. Persons attending the final are warned that tickets will be personalised and that security checks at the stadium are planned. UEFA underlines that no tickets are being distributed via agencies or brokers. UEFA also encourages fans not to be lured into deals with touts who not only demand exorbitant prices but are often not in possession of the tickets they purport to have for sale.
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