Record 14 million tickets requested for Euro 2020

Ballot is still open until Friday for tournament which will be held in 12 different cities

The first phase of tickets for Euro 2020 has seen unprecedented demand of 14 million. Photo: Getty Images

The first phase of tickets for Euro 2020 has seen unprecedented demand of 14 million. Photo: Getty Images

 

More than 14 million tickets have been requested for the 2020 European Championship during the first three weeks of the sales window, breaking the tournament’s record for registrations, Uefa said on Tuesday.

In the month-long first phase of sales starting on June 12th, 1.5 million tickets were made available to the general public as part of Uefa’s “fan-first” ticketing policy for the tournament.

Euro 2020, which runs from June 12th-July 12th, is being played in 12 cities across Europe for the first time to mark the 60th anniversary of the competition.

European soccer’s governing body said the demand for tickets among locals is highest in St Petersburg, London and Budapest, with more than 50 per cent of tickets requested in these cities having been by supporters from the host nations.

The final at Wembley has received 1.3 million ticket requests, while the two semi-finals at the same venue have attracted a combined 1.5 million applications.

The first-phase tickets are being sold on euro2020.com/tickets until 2pm on Friday.

The next phase of ticket sales will begin in December after the final tournament draw takes place on November 30th, with 1 million tickets on offer for fans of participating nations.

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