The Europa League final in Poland later this month will host 9,500 spectators.
UEFA have confirmed the Stadion Energa in Gdansk will be filled to a 25% capacity, as per RTÉ. That means the two teams competing will be handed 2,000 tickets each while the rest controversially goes to UEFA’s friends and family – presumably sponsors too.
Manchester United already have one foot in the Europa League final after beating Roma 6-2 at Old Trafford last week, while Arsenal lost their first leg 2-1 against Spanish side Villarreal.
Four English teams remain in European competition this season, which bodes well for the Premier League when compared against Bundesliga, Serie A and La Liga. Not to forget Ligue 1.
It’s possible that we will see two all-English finals on the horizon, like when Liverpool and Spurs faced-off in the Champions League while Arsenal and Chelsea went head-to-head in the Europa League.
Truthfully, all I care about is United winning a trophy. I couldn’t care less about the other English teams.