UEFA EURO 2020
Will tickets still be valid for next year if cancelled this year
UEFA does actually have a ticket refund policy although it is remarkably difficult to find. Typical UEFA ! I haven't been able to find it but I have found the refund policy for various one-off matches such as the Europa League final and also for the Euro 2020 hospitality package. They all say the same thing so I assume it would also apply to the Euro 2020 fan tickets.
The policy defines Force Majeure events, i.e. events outside the control of UEFA, and the definition includes an epidemic. Where a fixture is postponed because of Force Majeure, the ticket remains valid for the rearranged match but the ticket holder is not entitled to the alternative of a refund even if he can't attend the rearranged match.
Where a match is postponed for a reason other than Force Majeure, meaning something within the control of UEFA, the ticket is valid for the rearranged match but there is also the alternative of a refund.
Postponing the entire tournament for a year is surely beyond anything which those who drafted the rules could have envisaged. It is to be hoped that UEFA does not enforce a 'no refund' rule in these circumstances but who knows.
This is the refund policy for the hospitality package.
In reply to Andy Catanach:
In reply to Matthew Isle:
Matthew IsleLets, for all our sakes, hope that the meeting on Tuesday decides, against all odds, that the Euros should proceed.
The Euros are dead in the water. All the football associations around Europe want their domestic competitions to be completed and this could only be done if the season were extended. (I don't think for one moment that fixtures will resume on 3rd April.) There is so much money in the Premier League and the Champions League that there would be law suits if the season were ended early, no matter what system was used to allocate promotion, relegation and European qualifying places for next year. It's similar in other countries.
I am just hoping that the Nations League fixtures in the autumn can proceed as scheduled.
The peak of the coronavirus pandemic should be over before then. The problem is that, once restrictions are lifted, the disease could flare up again as badly, if not worse, than the first time. This is the typical scenario with previous pandemics. The only medical solution is to achieve 'herd immunity' but, for this to happen, it requires either the majority of the population to catch the disease or a vaccine to be widely available. All that the restrictions can do is to slow the progress of the disease and spread out the infections over time so that the peak is lower and the health services are not overwhelmed, as has happened in Italy.
There are scientific sources in both China and America saying that effective vaccines have been developed. I don't know how long testing and licencing would take.
In reply to David Lilley:
In reply to Carl Padley:
In reply to David Gorton:
In reply to Julian Turner:
Julian Turner Personally, I'd want a refund on the tickets I paid to watch a tournament that was happening this summer.
God knows what the decision and options will be and when these would be put into action but the €v£ has moved 8% since I paid.
That would be around an extra £100 on our order.
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