EURO 2020 is all set for this summer after Uefa’s flagship tournament was cancelled last year.
The showpiece – taking place in venues across the continent – will get underway in Rome on Friday, June 11 as Turkey take on Italy in Group A.
Euro 2020 has been pushed back a YEAR due to the coronavirusCredit: AFP or licensors
But thousands of fans set to be disappointed after picking up tickets for the rescheduled event, which will take place in stadiums not at full capacity.
Can I still get tickets?
After a number of changes to the schedule, the 11 host cities for this summer’s tournament have been finalised.
They are Amsterdam, Baku, Bucharest, Budapest, Copenhagen, Glasgow, Munich, London, Rome, Seville and Saint Petersburg.
Fans will be allowed at ALL venues, but in limited numbers.
The majority of Euro 2020 tickets were dished out in a ballot system in 2019 and 2020, before the Covid-19 pandemic.
As a result, some fans will be disappointed that they will no longer be able to attend the matches due to the capacity issues – and others may not be able to travel from their country due to Covid restrictions.
Bilbao and Dublin were due to host Euro matches, but in April announced that they would not be fulfilling that role.
Anyone who has purchased tickets for matches at those stadiums is able to get a full refund.
With capacities lowered at nearly all 11 venues, unlucky fans who will see their tickets cancelled have been decided by random ballot.
Those supporters will be refunded in full by Uefa through the ‘My Ticket’ section of their official website.
Although tickets for most matches have been sold, there are still hospitality seats available for some games.
Uefa is selling hospitality tickets on the tournament’s official website, ranging from £604 for club tickets to £845 for a private suite.
And those expensive suite tickets for England’s group game against Scotland are going for more than £1500 per person.
How many fans will be at England games?
England’s three group games against Czech Republic, Scotland and Croatia are all at Wembley.
The Home of Football will also be hosting the semi-finals and final.
After Uefa disappointed many fans by cancelling their tickets for the final stages, they have announced that supporters will have ‘priority’ should the government increase capacity.
Currently, England games will have a total of 22,500 spectators.
The roadmap out of lockdown – which should see all restrictions end on June 21 – meant there was hope that Wembley would be at full 90,000 capacity for the final.
Wembley will be capped at 22,500 for the group gamesCredit: Reuters
But at the time of writing, it’s not known if that will be the case.
Fans received an email from Uefa which read: “Dear football fan, We are sorry to inform you that your ticket(s) for Uefa Euro 2020 have been cancelled as per the ballot process for matches where the number of sold tickets exceeded the new permitted seating capacities.
“For tickets, purchased through the participating national associations sales programme, the rules of the respective fan clubs were applied.
“Please check the attached credit note which outlines the details of your refund.”
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