UEFA say 16,500 fans at Champions League final with Chelsea and City

UEFA confirm 16,500 fans will attend the Champions League final between Chelsea and Manchester City with 1,700 extra tickets on sale TODAY… and fans can use vaccine passports to let them enter the stadium in Porto

  • Both Manchester City and Chelsea have been allocated 6,000 tickets each
  • Another 1,700 tickets will go on sale on Tuesday for the match on Saturday 
  • Fans attending must have proof of full vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test 

Portuguese authorities will allow 16,500 fans in at the Champions League final between Manchester City and Chelsea at the Estadio do Dragao in Portugal on Saturday.

That number equates to 33 per cent of the stadium’s 50,000 capacity with 1,700 more tickets for the general public going on sale on 1pm in the afternoon of May 25 via UEFA.

Each finalist has an allocation of 6,000 tickets and each fan must have proof of either full vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test. Fans with one Covid-19 vaccine must still provide a negative test. 

There will be a total of 16,500 fans in the Estadio do Dragao for the Champions League final

Both clubs have been allocated 6,000 tickets for their own fans to head over to Portugal

Saturday’s showpiece event was moved from the Ataturk Stadium in Istanbul to Portugal when Turkey was placed on the British government’s red list of travel destinations.

There were plans from the government to try and stage the final at Wembley as both clubs are from England but it wasn’t possible for UEFA to secure quarantine exemptions for the 2,000 VIPS attending the final. 

Supporters from both clubs will arrive in Portugal on Saturday with a strict plan in place to escort them to the stadium and back to the airport.

Fans will arrive on a chartered flight and be kept in a Covid bubble, spending less than 24 hours overall in the country.

Manchester City are favourites to win the Champions League final against rivals Chelsea

Premier League winners Manchester City are favourite to win the final on Saturday, where victory would hand them their first ever Champions League triumph.

Chelsea have beaten City twice already this season, though. The London club defeated Pep Guardiola’s men 1-0 in the FA Cup semi-final in April and 2-1 on May 8, the first fixture for both teams after qualifying for this weekend’s final.

Chelsea finished fourth in the Premier League despite a 2-1 defeat by Aston Villa on Sunday.

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