UEFA to cap match prices for Champions League and Europa League clashes with away tickets not to exceed £64
UEFA is to cap ticket prices for away fans in the Champions League and Europa League.
The governing body has agreed a deal with the continent’s top clubs which – starting from next month – will see away tickets cost a maximum of 70 euros (£63.50) in the Champions League and 45 euros (£41) in the Europa League.
British and German fans have been complaining about the extortionate cost of some away tickets, particularly in Spain, for several years.
UEFA is to cap ticket prices for away fans in the Champions League and Europa League
Last season, both Manchester United and Liverpool responded to Barcelona’s high prices by raising their own prices for visiting Barca fans and using the additional revenue to subsidise their fans’ costs in Spain.
United also did this for Sevilla when they met in the last 16 of the Champions League in 2018.
Support for the move has come from Premier League clubs and Bayern Munich. Those in Spain and in other countries in Europe’s south were less keen.
While the capped prices are higher than some may have hoped for, they do represent an improvement in certain instances.
The deal is likely to be announced later on Friday and will go through in time for Liverpool’s visit to Napoli on September 17.