UK government allows Chelsea to sell tickets

Chelsea fans will be able to buy tickets for away games, cup matches and women’s fixtures after the UK government amended the club’s special license, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Services said on Wednesday. Sports (DCMS). Chelsea will not receive any income from ticket sales, DCMS added, with all proceeds going to the organizers of the relevant competitions.

The Premier League club was no longer able to sell tickets due to British government sanctions imposed on the club’s Russian owner, Roman Abramovich, following the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

« Since Roman Abramovich was added to the UK sanctions list due to his links with Vladimir Putin, we have worked hard so that the club can continue to play football while ensuring that the sanctions regime continues to apply.Sports Minister Nigel Huddleston said. I would like to thank the fans for their patience as we engaged with the football authorities to make this possible. »

The fans present in the quarterfinals of the Champions League

Chelsea are unable to sell tickets to their supporters for home league games. But visiting supporters will be able to buy tickets for games at Stamford Bridge, with the proceeds going to the Premier League.

The club will be able to sell tickets for the Champions League quarter-final at home to Real Madrid on April 6 and the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley against Crystal Palace ten days later. ” The Premier League will pay the proceeds to the competition organizer or local club, rather than Chelsea FC, to keep in line with current sanctions. the government added.

Season ticket holders and supporters who bought tickets before the penalties can attend Premier League games at home, but an exception has been made for Women’s Super League games because ” there is a risk of seeing the stands empty for these matches “In addition, Chelsea fans can buy tickets to Premier League away games with all proceeds going to the host team.

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