Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has matched Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour’s kind gesture ahead of the Champions League final.
The Premier League rivals go head-to-head for European football’s richest prize on May 29 in Porto after UEFA’s showpiece event was moved from Istanbul due to travel restrictions.
After the new location was confirmed, flight prices to Porto and the surrounding areas skyrocketed in anticipation of a rush of bookings, with both teams getting 6,000 tickets for the final.
But with prices racking up for supports in what is a difficult time financially for many, City owner Mansour pledged to pay for travel and transfers for fans.
And now Abramovich has done the same.
A statement via the Blues’ official website reads: “Chelsea FC can now confirm the ticketing and subsidised travel arrangements for the Champions League final in Porto next week.
“We will receive an allocation of approximately 5800 tickets that will go on sale first to members of the UEFA Away Scheme, and then to season ticket holders on a loyalty point basis.
“Should any tickets thereafter remain available, they will go on sale to members on a loyalty point basis.
“Official travel packages are available and have been subsidised by the Club to help as many Chelsea supporters as possible attend the final at short notice.
“All supporters wishing to buy a ticket should check with the UK government website on the up-to-date requirements for travel to Portugal, and then back to the UK.
“UEFA have advised that all supporters should have a negative PCR test within 72 hours prior to stadium entry, or negative antigen test within 48 hours prior to stadium entry.”
Source by Football London