UEFA to refund Liverpool fans for Champions League final tickets
UEFA on Tuesday disclosed that it will refund all Liverpool fans’ tickets from the 2022 Champions League final after a review found that a catalogue of organisational failures “almost led to a disaster” outside the Stade de France.
The refund scheme covers all of the Liverpool allocation – 19,618 tickets – with supporters receiving the full cost of their ticket back from the European football’s governing body, with prices ranging from £59.40 up to £585.70 for a seat at the incident-hit final in Paris last May.
Liverpool were involved in the process that led to this decision, having influenced on discussions from the start.
The refund comes after their fans were indiscriminately sprayed with tear gas leading to crushes around the stadium before the game, but were initially blamed by UEFA and the French government for causing the disturbances.
Both later rowed back on those claims with a UEFA-commissioned report later praising their conduct, and saying the organisational failures from the two governing bodies could have had catastrophic consequences.