Thousands of Frankfurt, Rangers fans descend on Seville ahead of final

Seville, Spain, May 17 (EFE).- The first of what authorities expect to be tens of thousands Eintracht Frankfurt and Glasgow Rangers supporters were arriving in Seville on Tuesday on the eve of the Uefa Europa League final at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.

Thousands of German and Scottish football supporters were seen enjoying the May Andalusian heat on Seville’s streets on Tuesday, beers in hand.

Over 50,000 fans of both teams are expected to arrive, some with tickets but the majority without.

The capacity of the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán for the final is 40,000 spectators and, according to Uefa, a total of 33,000 tickets have been made available for fans and the general public to purchase, 10,000 for each team and thirteen thousand for fans from all over the world.

Fan zones have been set up for the rival groups of fans, with an extensive program of concerts and recreational-sporting activities organized by Seville City Council.

More than 3,000 national police officers will be deployed in Seville’s city center, as well as nearly 2,500 additional security and emergency personnel from various forces. EFE


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