UEFA EURO 2020
First time post in the forum and hoping someone with far more knowledge than I can share some info in relation to the Croatia and Scotland fixtures due to be played on the 13th and 18th respectively. Current Government guidelines suggest that large stadiums (such as Wembley) will have special permission to allow up to 10,000 spectators in from the 17th May.
My first question is - does anyone know how many ESTC members got allocated tickets to those games? And my second question is (as I assume it will be well over 10,000) - how will 'who goes' be decided?
Sorry if this has already been posted, I couldn't find it if it did!
I hope you've all stayed safe during this woeful year and are looking forward to supporting the three lions in the coming weeks and months!
Hi Daniel. With regard to the group games at Wembley, UEFA allocated 12,000 tickets per match to the FA for distribution to ESTC members.
The Scottish FA has not yet been offered any tickets to distribute to their registered fans because they qualified later, through the play-offs. It is possible that they will still get an allocation. This might be as high as England's residual allocation to make things equal. Remember that, even though our group matches are at Wembley, they are not home fixtures. They are fixtures at a neutral stadium and UEFA will not favour England fans, per se.
It is not clear how many tickets were offered to the Croatian FA for the Wembley fixture but they would certainly have had a sizeable allocation.Wembley also includes 17,000 corporate / VIP seats. We do not know whether any of them will be part of the 10,000.
If the attendance is to be restricted to 10,000 in total, we do not know exactly how the lucky ticket holders will be chosen. The latest rumour in the newspapers is that ticket holders will be invited to enter ballots, with unlucky people going on to a reserve list. If so, UEFA will still need to decide whether ESTC members, fans of our opponents and people who bought their tickets through the general public sale will have their allocations equally reduced or whether ESTC members will get favourable treatment. There is also the issue of how ESTC tickets will be reduced, i.e. will the FA conduct new ballots based on caps or will UEFA run a random ballot. Another idea being considered is whether fans who are not resident in the country of the stadium should be the unlucky ones to have their tickets cancelled. By restricting cross-border travel in this way, UEFA can contribute to the containment of the coronavirus, if it is still around. It would be interesting to know whether UEFA regards Scotland as a different country for these purposes. If UEFA goes by the address of the ticket holder then remember there are plenty of residents in England who are nationals of other countries including Scotland and Croatia.
All of these issues are to be decided by UEFA on April 20th so we'll just have to wait and see.
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