11 Mar 2014

Only 37,000 Champions League final tickets to go to fans

5:36 am on 11 March 2014

More than one-third of the tickets for European football's elite Champions League final in Lisbon will go to officials, sponsors and corporate hospitality.

European governing body UEFA says just 37,000 tickets for the stadium capacity of 61,000 for the May 24 final are available to fans and the general public.

The remaining 24,000 will be allocated to the local organising committee, UEFA and national associations, commercial partners and broadcasters, and to serve the corporate hospitality programme.

The two finalists are to receive 17,000 tickets each and 3,000 will be sold to fans worldwide via UEFA's website.