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Fans of the national teams competing in EURO 2012 in Ukraine and Poland will receive fewer tickets to stadiums than earlier. Compared to EURO 2008 in Austria and Switzerland this time the share of fans will be 16% (not 20% as during the previous championship).
UEFA General Secretary Gianni Infantino says the novelty is associated with long distances fans will have to travel during the championship. The rest of the seats in the stadiums go to the holders of raffled off tickets, tickets distributed among local fans by the FFU and PZPN, officials, sponsors and others.
Less tickets will be given out to semi-finalists and 5,000 fans of each playing team will make it into the stadiums (compared to 6,000 last time). Each team playing the final match on July 1 at the Olimpiyskiy NSC stadiumin Kyiv will have a quota of 9,000 people. Infantino believes such changes will not have an impact on attendance. Many tickets were sold and only 48 hours are sufficient to sell quotas to playoff matches between competing teams.