Copa del Rey final tickets set to be cheaper; Wanda chosenFebruary 13, 2018
With the finalists for this seasons Copa del Rey confirmed and now the Wanda Metropolitano confirmed as the stadium to host the final, the Spanish FA met on Sunday and it was proposed that prices for the final were to be made cheaper.
This comes after not many fans came to the final last season at the Vincente Calderon as it saw Barcelona run out victors over Alaves.
The idea for cheaper tickets this time round came from president Juan Luis Larrea as it came out that local fans last season were with discomfort among the causes for a below average attendance.
The Wanda Metropolitano was chosen as it said to have good transport links and with a capacity of over 67,000 the RFEF believe that they can attract a bigger audience than they did last year.
Atletico Madrid’s new stadium had beaten Valencia’s Mestalla which was put forward to host the final. This will be the third season running that the final has been at Atletico’s home and this new stadium is also set to host the 2019 Champions League final.
However if the RFEF are to lower ticket prices they will need to act quite quickly as they have just over two months before the final is set to take place with last seasons winners Barcelona returning this time to face Vincenzo Montella’s Sevilla.
A win for Barcelona could be a start to a great finish to the season for Ernesto Valverde’s men as it’s the first of three trophies they could win with the La Liga title being their next target as well as winning the Champions League, while opponents Sevilla are looking to win the tournament for the first time since the 2009/10 season.