West Ham reached their first European final since 1976 after defeating AZ Alkmaar in the Conference League last four stage and will now face Fiorentina… but when is the game? And how can you buy tickets?
- West Ham United will take on Fiorentina in the Europa Conference League final
- David Moyes’ side defeated AZ Alkmaar 3-1 on aggregate in the semi-finals
- Read the full report as the Irons reach their first European final in 47 years
West Ham United reached their first European final in 47 years after defeating Dutch side AZ Alkmaar in the semi-finals last night.
A late second-half strike from Pablo Fornals was enough to send the Irons through to the Europa Conference League final last night as they secured a 3-1 win on aggregate.
David Moyes’ men will now face Serie A side Fiorentina in June’s final in Czech Republic.
A last-minute goal from Antonin Barak sent the Italian side through after they won 3-1 against Basel, winning 4-3 on aggregate.
But when is the final? And how can West Ham fans buy tickets? Mail Sport provides all the answers below.
West Ham United reached their first European final in 47 years after defeating AZ Alkmaar
A second half goal from Pablo Fornals was enough to give the Irons a 1-0 win in the second leg
When is the final?
The Europa Conference League final between Fiorentina and West Ham will take place on Wednesday, June 7, with kick-off at 8pm.
This year’s final will take place at the Eden Arena in Prague. The stadium has a capacity of 19,370. It is currently home to Slavia Prague as well as the Czech Republic national team.
The stadium most notably hosted the UEFA Super Cup clash between Bayern Munich and Chelsea in 2013. Munich would go on to defeat the Blues 5-4 on penalties.
How to watch
This year’s final is set to be shown live on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate for those watching in the United Kingdom.
Fans will also be able to stream the action on the official BT Sport app.
Like the Champions League final, BT Sport may stream the game live on their official YouTube channel.
This season’s final will take place at the Eden Arena in Prague on Wednesday, June 7
West Ham fans will now be looking at how they can purchase tickets ahead of June’s final
How to buy tickets
Following their win over Alkmaar, the Irons have already confirmed ticket information for the final.
They have been allocated 4,890 tickets for the game, priced from €20-€125, which will be sold via UEFA’s official website.
Tickets will go on sale from Tuesday, May 23, where each supporter will be allocated a unique code with a designated timeslot within which to purchase and secure their ticket.
The full ticket prices are as followed:
For those who won’t be able to purchase a ticket for the final, Mail Sport broke the news last week that the club are exploring plans to install a fan zone adjacent to the London Stadium.
Now that the Irons have officially reached the final, the club may look to go ahead with the fan zone due to the fact that only 4,890 Hammers fans will be able to buy a ticket.
Following the game, Hammers fans were quick to book their flights to Czech Republic.
Skyscanner reports that the cheapest return flights to Prague are costing almost £1,100
Unfortunately for fans of the London side, the cheapest direct flight to Prague now costs £1,100 according to Skyscanner, and is likely to get worse as thousands of fans look to travel to the country’s capital.
Around 10,000 West Ham fans without tickets attended last season’s Europa League semi-final defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt. With the Hammers now in the Conference League final, it is believed many will also travel for the club’s first European final in 47 years.
UEFA initially set aside 8,500 tickets for the public, and reserved 4,300 for sponsors and national associations. It means each team is getting just 4,890 tickets for the final.
The governing body insisted that they could not change the venue as it was given to Prague last year following a year-long bidding process. With that being said, they vow to put next year’s final in a stadium with a minimum capacity of 30,000.
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