Brentford seek clarification over Chelsea tickets after sanction of Abramovich

Date: 2022-03-10
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Brentford say they are seeking clarification from the Premier League on what the government sanctions mean for ticket sales for their match at Chelsea on 2 April.

The Bees confirmed some supporters have already bought tickets for the game at Stamford Bridge, but the planned release of the next batch of tickets this afternoon has been postponed.

The London club expect to sell 3,000 tickets for the game and say it "will do everything in our power" to try and ensure Bees fans take their full allocation.

This follows Roman Abramovich's attempt to sell Chelsea being halted after the oligarch was sanctioned by the UK government as part of its response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

The Russian put the European champions up for sale after the threat of sanctions was raised in Parliament.

The freezing of Abramovich's assets, which include Chelsea, means the club cannot sell further match tickets.

The move is intended to stop Abramovich making money from Chelsea.

Season-ticket holders can still attend games for which they have tickets but the club cannot now sell any more tickets.

Chelsea will also be unable to buy or sell players while the sanctions are imposed on Abramovich.

The club's merchandise shop will also be shut.

Source: BBC

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