Mayor confident Seville ready as 100k Rangers fans expected for Europa League final
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Mayor confident Seville ready as 100k Rangers fans expected for Europa League final

Rangers face Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League final in Seville on May 18 and the Spanish city’s mayor has insisted they can cope with the influx of fans with over 100,000 Gers fans expected to head for Andalusia.

With Rangers in their first European final in 14 years, there’s been incredible demand from supporters for the 9,500 tickets available as fans find any way possible to head for Seville.

The Germans are also expected to travel with tens of thousands of fans, taking over 30,000 to Barcelona earlier in the competition.

However, Seville mayor Antonio Munoz is looking forward to the influx of fans for the showpiece games as he insisted it would be a “welcome boost” after Covid.

“The city will receive an important economic injection from thousands of football fans in the coming days ahead, Munoz said [Daily Record].

“We have put a lot of work into preparing plans so we will be able to deal with this.

“After the past two years and the terrible time our tourist industry has endured because of Covid, this is a welcome boost for them.”

Rangers fans can get free tickets for Seville Europa League final

Rangers confirmed that some of the club’s allocation for the game will be given away free of charge owing to them being restricted view.

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While there are only 9500 tickets being given to the Rangers support in the 43,000-capacity Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium, there are going to be ten times more than that in Seville for the final and they had better be prepared.

Fans will be desperate for somewhere to watch the game if they don’t have tickets and the city is sure to see a huge economic boost from the Europa League final.

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