The UK government has amended the general license granted to Chelsea by announcing that the club can now sell away and cup tickets.
The Blues were banned from selling tickets after owner Roman Abramovich was sanctioned for his ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
But the government has now introduced a special regime for away fans, cup games and women’s games unless Chelsea receive revenue.
Sport Minister Nigel Huddleston said: “The Government today made changes to Chelsea Football Club’s license to allow fans access to tickets for away, cup and women’s games.
“I would like to thank the fans for their patience while we worked with the football authorities to make this happen.
“Since Roman Abramovich was placed on the UK sanctions list for his ties to Vladimir Putin, we have worked intensively to ensure the club can continue to play football whilst ensuring the sanctions regime continues to be enforced.”
The change means Chelsea fans can buy tickets for future Premier League away games, with proceeds going to the home club.
Visiting fans can also buy tickets for Chelsea’s remaining Premier League home games, with the money going to the Premier League.
For future FA Cup and Champions League matches, fans can buy tickets with proceeds collected by the relevant competition organizer or home club.
No further home tickets will be made available to fans for the remaining Chelsea home games, but season ticket holders and holders of tickets purchased before the sanctions were imposed will still be able to attend.
The government has made an exception for women’s Super League matches to allow supporters to buy both home and away tickets due to the risk of matches being played in front of empty stands.
https://www.independent.ie/sport/soccer/bar-on-chelsea-selling-tickets-for-away-games-and-cup-matches-lifted-by-uk-government-41480801.html Bar auf Chelsea sells tickets to away and cup games that have been banned by the UK government