Arsenal have confirmed that restrictions will be in place for the sale of tickets for our Europa League clash with Eintracht Frankfurt at the Emirates on 28th November.
Yesterday, UEFA upheld a decision to ban Frankfurt fans from the match and the Gunners, after discussions with the police and local authorities, have decided that they can’t risk tickets in the home end falling into the hands of those travelling from Germany.
As a consequence, tickets will not go on sale to Red Adult or Cannon Red Members. Additionally, the Friends & Family and Ticket Exchange Service will not be in operation for the match.
Arsenal have warned that if home tickets do fall into the hands of Frankfurt supporters, membership cards will be cancelled.
The match will count as a Gold Member cup credit. However, anyone else looking to attend will need to be Silver, Purple, Silver Cannon and Junior Members who renewed or joined the Arsenal membership before 12noon on Friday, August 30, 2019.
Arsenal received a ticking off last season when thousands of Cologne supporters registered as home fans to buy tickets in home sections of the stadium.
When stewards started to prevent them from entering the stadium, it caused all manner of problems including a lengthy delay to kick-off. Cologne were forced to pay over £50,000 for damage done by their supporters and received a one-match away supporter travel ban.
We suspect the stadium will look very empty when Frankfurt visit, but we look forward to the club announcing a 60,100 capacity crowd all the same. 😉