Chelsea fans have been granted some relief from the ongoing turmoil at their club by the British government who have eased some sanctions imposed after deliberation.
Chelsea supporters will now be able to purchase tickets to away games, cup games, and women’s fixtures after the British government amended the club’s special license.
The club, however, will not be able to receive any revenues generated from the sales the Department for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport (DCMS) announced.
Champions League holders were earlier not allowed to sell tickets as part of the British government’s restrictions after the club’s Russian owner Roman Abramovich was sanctioned and his assets seized.
Chelsea fans still cannot buy tickets for home league games but away supporters will be able to buy tickets for matches at Stamford Bridge, with revenue going to the Premier League.
The club will now be able to sell tickets for their Champions League quarter-final at home to Real Madrid on April 6 and the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley against Crystal Palace 10 days later.
Chelsea’s season-ticket holders and those supporters who bought tickets before the sanctions are allowed to attend the Premier League home games, but an exception has been made for fixtures in the Women’s Super League as “there is a risk of empty stands for these matches”.
Additionally, Chelsea supporters can purchase tickets for away Premier League games with all proceeds going to the host team.
“Revenue will go via the Premier League to the relevant competition organiser or home club rather than Chelsea FC in order to remain compliant with current sanctions,” the government added.
Chelsea were put up for sale by owner Roman Abramovich following Russia’s invasion and before sanctions were imposed on the oligarch by the British government, effectively giving it control of the club.
The list of potential owners has been narrowed down to three by the Raine group overseeing the transfer.