Ticket prices for Champions League final unveiled


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The cheapest tickets for the 2012 Champions League final will cost around £75 including a booking fee at current exchange rates.

UEFA were criticised for their pricing policy for last year's final at Wembley, where the cheapest general sale tickets cost £150 plus a booking fee, and adult and child 'youth packages' cost £338.

Michel Platini, the president of UEFA, was moved to apologise for the 2011 pricing structure and described it as "a mistake".

The cheapest tickets for last year's final cost £80 plus a booking fee and were only available through the finalist clubs, Barcelona and Manchester United.

UEFA today revealed the prices for the 2012 showpiece match, to be played in Munich on Saturday, May 19, with the cheapest category-four tickets costing 70 euros with an additional 20 euro booking and shipping fee if purchased from the UK. These will be available on general sale as well as to supporters of the finalists and in total there will be 13,000 category-four tickets on sale.

The cost of the youth package has been reduced to 140 euros (just under £117) plus a booking fee, and comprises two category-two tickets for a child accompanied by an adult which would retail separately at 260 euros each (almost £217). Two hundred of the packages will be available through general sale, with a further 100 each distributed to the finalists.

UEFA said the pricing structure had been finalised in consultation with Football Supporters Europe.

Seven thousand tickets for general international sale became available from 11am GMT today and applications are limited to a maximum of two tickets. Applicants will find out if they have been successful in the ballot by email on April 2.

A further 35,000 tickets will be distributed equally between the two clubs who reach the final for sale to their supporters, with the remaining 20,500 tickets for the Allianz Arena to be distributed between the local organising committee, UEFA's 53 member associations and commercial and broadcast partners.

The key numbers:

Ground capacity for the final: 62,500

Tickets available to public: 42,000

Tickets reserved for fans of finalists: 35,000 (17,500 per club)

Tickets on general sale: 7,000

Tickets reserved for UEFA and their partners: 20,500

Category 1 price: 370 euros

Category 2 price: 260 euros

Category 3 price: 160 euros

Category 4 price: 70 euros

Number of tickets available at Category 4 price: 13,000

Wheelchair access: 70 euros

Youth package (1 adult+1 child ticket in Category 2): 140 euros

Number of youth packages available: 400 (200 on general sale, 100 to each of the finalists)

No. of tickets allowed per applicant: 2

Admin fee Germany: 10 euros

Admin fee Europe: 20 euros

Admin fee rest of the world: 35 euros