Uefa Super Cup 2019 tickets: Liverpool and Chelsea fans given 78 per cent of allowance after Europa League debacle
Liverpool and Chelsea fans along with the general public have been promised 78 per cent of tickets for the Uefa Super Cup final in Istanbul, an increase on last year’s event that appears to be in response to this season’s Europa League debacle.
Supporters keen on attending the showdown between the Champions League and Europa League winners will be able to apply for tickets from 1pm BST on Tuesday 18 June, with 29,640 seats of the 38,000-capacity Besiktas Park Stadium reserved for Liverpool and Chelsea fans as well as others who wish to attend, leaving the remaining 8,360 seats for sponsors and both local and Uefa guests.
The allowance for the two clubs is a notable increase on the 2018 availability, which saw around 70 per cent of tickets go to Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid for the match in the Estonian capital of Tallinn – which saw just 12,424 fans attend the 13,000-capacity A. le Coq Arena.
While category 3 tickets – the cheapest available which will be located behind each goal – remain at a cost of €50 (£44.60), the top-end category 1 tickets have been increased from €130 to €150 (£133) which are located around the halfway line. The remaining category two tickets will be located in each corner of the stadium, while accessible tickets will be priced alongside category 3 tickets and provide space for an additional attendee.
The Uefa Super Cup will be the third time that Istanbul has hosted a major European club match, having famously staged the 2005 Champions League final that saw Liverpool’s incredible comeback against AC Milan to win on penalties, as well as the 2009 Uefa Cup final between Shakhtar Donetsk and Werder Bremen.
Successful applicants will for the Super Cup will be notified in the middle of next month and given around 10 days to pay for their ticket before they are reallocated, with a random draw to be used if applications exceed the 29,640 limit.
The European curtain-raiser takes place in the week after the opening round of Premier League fixtures, meaning it falls on the Wednesday between Liverpool’s season-opener against Norwich City on Friday 9 August and their trip to Southampton the following Saturday on 17 August, which may yet be moved due to broadcasting selections.
Chelsea meanwhile will have to travel to Istanbul after opening their season against Manchester United on Sunday 11 August, meaning a three day turnaround for the Super Cup before playing Leicester City the following weekend, giving Liverpool an extra two days to prepare for the European fixture.
Tickets will be available to apply for on the official Uefa ticketing website.