The English top club FC Chelsea is allowed to sell tickets for the games in the Champions League and the FA Cup despite the tough sanctions against owner Roman Abramovich. This sees a new license granted to the club by the UK government.
Accordingly, Chelsea fans can now buy tickets for their club’s away games again, but the Champions League winner is still prohibited from selling tickets for home games in the Premier League. The Blues host Real Madrid on April 6 for the first leg of the quarter-finals in the premier class.
The club of the German team manager Thomas Tuchel was hit hard by the British government’s sanctions against the Russian owner Abramowitsch, the club is not allowed to make player transfers, extend contracts or sell fan articles. On top of that, the main sponsor Three suspended the advertising.
In order to get out of the financial emergency, the club must be sold as soon as possible. The value of the club should be between two and a half and three billion euros, the Swiss billionaire Hansjörg Wyss and the owners of the American baseball team Chicago Cubs are said to be just as interested as a consortium around Sebastian Coe, the president of the World Athletics Association.