UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has hinted that in future, Champions League finals might be played in larger stadia following the ticket fiasco that took place in Madrid.
At the Wanda Metropolitano, the Reds and Spurs only had 16,000 tickets each, with UEFA sponsors and other neutrals outnumbering actual fans.
With top sides and top tournaments should come a top allocation, with Liverpool able to sell out several times over. Ceferin has, at least, recognised that an issue exists.
Via the Daily Mail, he said: “My thinking now is we should play the finals in bigger stadiums – even if we go to the same four, five places.
“We had 62,000 tickets in Madrid and 980,000 requests. If we would play for example in Wembley we would have 30,000 more [tickets].
“Probably that as a top, top, top event should be played only at the top venues, but the Europa League and everything else should be shared with the other [venues].”
Nothing is guaranteed to change just yet, but it is promising that something appears to have clicked within UEFA that the current situation cannot continue.
Next season’s final has already been confirmed as being in Istanbul, at the same stadium the Reds beat AC Milan at in 2005 (76,000 capacity), while the UEFA Super Cup against Chelsea in August is in Besiktas (with around 41,000 seats), also in Turkey.
Perhaps the choices could be more sensible in the coming campaigns, with the likes of Wembley much more suited to holding the mega events.