General ticket sales for Rome close

Ticket sales to the general public for the 2009 UEFA Champions League final in Rome have closed – with all applicants due to be informed by 31 March, via email, whether their applications have been successful or not.

General public ticket sales for the Rome final ran from 2 March until 16 March
General public ticket sales for the Rome final ran from 2 March until 16 March ©UEFA.com

Ticket sales to the general public for the 2009 UEFA Champions League final in Rome have closed.

Decided by lottery
The international general public ticket sales process began – exclusively via uefa.com – on Monday 2 March and ended today, 16 March, at 12.00CET. The allocation will be decided by lottery, with every valid application entering the ballot, independently of the time of submission within the application period. Each successful candidate will be entitled to a maximum of two tickets.

Key date
Applicants will be informed via email by 31 March if they have been successful or not, and tickets will be dispatched from 27 April by secure mail. Candidates will be able to check the status of their application on uefa.com with their log-in information from 1 April – until then it will not be possible to log on to the ticket portal, which is closed for now.

Finalists' tickets
The UEFA Champions League final takes place at the Stadio Olimpico at 20.45CET. Stadium capacity for the final will be about 67,000, with around 60 per cent of the seats reserved for supporters of the two teams. Each finalist will have up to 20,000 tickets for distribution to fans, with the remaining tickets allocated to the European football family, comprising UEFA, the local organising committee, national associations and commercial partners.

Applicants vetted
Online applications will be checked to ensure that anyone banned from attending football matches is unsuccessful in any attempt to purchase tickets. 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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