Chelsea have received permission from the British government to sell part of their tickets for forthcoming Champions League and FA Cup matches. Due to the penalties imposed on owner Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich, the Blues were previously unable to sell any tickets.
But AP News have revealed that Chelsea’s license has now been changed and there is now some flexibility in terms of ticketing.
The club are now able to sell tickets to the Blues’ Champions League clash against Real Madrid in April as well as their FA Cup semi-final clash with Crystal Palace at Wembley Stadium. But a key condition in the license change is where the money will go that is raised by the ticket sales.
None of the proceeds will go to the blub, and therefore Abramovich. Instead, UEFA will receive all the cash earned from the first leg of the quarterfinals of the Champions League at Stamford Bridge, and the ‘competition organizers’ for the FA Cup will receive the proceeds from Chelsea tickets sold for the clash with Palace.
Away fans can now buy tickets for Chelsea fixtures now too, but the rules have not changed in regards to non-season ticket holders wanting to attend matches.
The report goes on to state that the English Football Association were involved in the talks with the government that allowed the Blues supporters to attend both fixtures.