EURO 2020 Continues To Break Records As 19.3 Million Fans Request Tickets EURO 2020 Continues To Break Records As 19.3 Million Fans Request Tickets
Next year’s EURO 2020 may be the largest EURO event as 19.3 million soccer fans have requested tickets. During the first phase of ticket... EURO 2020 Continues To Break Records As 19.3 Million Fans Request Tickets

Next year’s EURO 2020 may be the largest EURO event as 19.3 million soccer fans have requested tickets.

During the first phase of ticket sales, which ran from June 12 to July 12, 1.5 million tickets went on sale. However, applications were received for 19.3 million tickets, which is almost double the level of demand for the same phase of UEFA EURO 2016. According to UEFA, 1.9 million tickets were requested for the final at Wembley Stadium on July 12, 2020, equaling 22 times the capacity of the stadium. The final match drew the most interest out of all 51 events.

Additionally, more than 540,000 applications were received for the opening game, set to be held on June 12, 2020 at Rome’s Stadio Olimpico, adding up to eight times the venue’s capacity. Other games with high levels of demand include the group stage matches in Munich and Amsterdam, along with the semi-finals. On average, UEFA estimates that each fan applied for 14 tickets to games across two venues, and applications were received from 213 different countries.

Earlier this year, organizers announced its ticketing plan for the tournament after backlash from supports over the proportions of seats available during the Champions League and Europe League finals. The new ticketing plan guarantees that 82 percent of the tickets will be allotted for fans and general public, with one million of those tickets priced at €50. Additionally, 40,000 tickets under €100 will be available during the semi-finals and a final match in London, UEFA said.

Fans will be informed of the outcome of their applications by mid-August 2019 at the latest. If they are successful, they will be notified via email. The next sales phase is slated to begin in December 2019, after the follow draw, and tickets will be available through participating national associations (PNAs). Those who were unsuccessful in scoring tickets during the opening phase will be notified about purchasing tickets through UEFA’s “Fans First” program.

Euro 2020 will run from June 12 to July 12, 2020. Fans can purchase sign up to purchase tickets via Euro2020.com/tickets.

Olivia Perreault Deputy Editor

Olivia Perreault is the Deputy Editor for TicketNews. She is a graduate of The University of Rhode Island and holds a BA in journalism. As an avid concert junkie, she's been to hundreds of concerts and freelances for multiple online publications, including her music blog, found at OliviaGPerreault.com. Reach Olivia via email at [email protected]