Real Madrid will take on Atletico Madrid at the San Siro on May 28th in what will be the third all-Spanish Champions League final and a repeat of the 2014 final in which Real triumphed 4-1 to win their tenth Champions League title – La Decima.
The win further cemented Los Blancos as the Champions League’s most successful side in history, with Italian side AC Milan second with seven titles. Atletico are searching for their maiden Champions League final win, having finished as runners up both in the 2014 final and in 1974.
The Champions League final is one of the most eagerly awaited fixtures in the footballing calender, with the competition the most prestigious club competition in world football.
Champions League Final Ticket News
Real and Atletico have been given 19,550 tickets each – just 24 percent of the San Siro capacity – and have allocated them to their respective fans.
Real set aside 16,350 tickets for club members, with 15,170 of those tickets going into a lottery ballot. One hundred tickets went to the club’s oldest members, with 80 going to fans with reduced mobility and 1,000 reserved for national and international supporters groups.
That final 3,200 tickets have been shared between players and staff at the club.
Atletico have also completed their own ticket allocation.
Meanwhile, fans of both sets of clubs were left outraged earlier this month after hotel reservations in Milan on the travel website Booking.com were cancelled without explanation amid rising prices ahead of the showpiece final.
Those who had booked hotels in the Italian capital following both Madrid clubs negotiating their way into the Champions League final received emails informing them that their reservations had been cancelled – with some hotel rooms now six times more expensive than when they had been reserved.
Flights to Milan around the time of the final have seen a significant increase in price.
More to follow…