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1718 burnley turf moor 07 1000x500Tickets go on sale this morning for our Europa League game against Aberdeen at Pittodrie, to be played on Thursday 26th July, and it is expected that they will sell out quickly with us having just 2,030 tickets for the game.

That figure is more than we might have expected with UEFA rules giving us a maximum of 5% of the capacity, around half of that figure. We did ask Aberdeen for a larger allocation but were refused, as were they when they asked for the entire cricket field stand.

With many Burnley fans expected to miss out on tickets, the club are hoping to show the away leg live at Turf Moor and, should this current weather continue, it is likely to be in the fanzone.

Burnley are currently negotiating with television companies regards the screening of the home leg and head of football operations Matt Williams told the Lancashire Telegraph yesterday: “We’re working hard to do a deal, as are Aberdeen, but there’s been lots of rumours and speculation about this TV channel and that TV channel are going to take it, and we can show it here or there.

“We’ve spoken to broadcasters about covering the game but you’ve got to be mindful of their commitments. ITV have spent a lot of money on the World Cup and there is a lot of interest in Rangers’ early rounds on the Europa League following the appointment of Steven Gerrard. But we believe there will be a lot of interest in the fixture given it is our first foray into Europe for over fifty years.”

He added: “Let’s get the contract signed first, and then we’ll look if we can show the game here at Turf Moor, how we show it, be that within the stadium, hospitality lounges or in the fanzone. If we can guarantee the weather now, I think we’d have it in the fanzone.”

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