Ahead of the final of the 2015/2016 Europa League against Spanish opposition, Sevilla, on Wednesday May 18th, thieves broke into the city centre office and made away with the tickets for the game.
Sneak thieves walked into Liverpool FC’s city centre offices and stole dozens of ‘gold dust’ tickets for Wednesday night’s Europa League final. The theft took place on Friday at the club’s offices on Chapel Street.
It is believed that the club has promised that all fans who bought tickets from official channels will be able to get into the game. Detectives in Liverpool have now released CCTV of three men they wish to trace following the theft. Officers were called at around 3.30pm to reports two men had entered the Liverpool Football Club office on Chapel Street, one stealing Europa League final tickets, which were in envelopes waiting to be passed on to the legitimate ticket holders.
Chief Superintendent Jon Ward said:
“As well as urging anyone who has any information about this incident to come forward, I would also like to take the opportunity to remind Liverpool fans not to buy tickets from unofficial sources. The force understands the stolen tickets are no longer valid and will not provide access to the stadium.
“Anyone who travels to the stadium in Basel with counterfeit or stolen tickets won’t be allowed access – they will be removed and may even be subject to arrest.
“All tickets have now been removed from this city centre office.”
Those who may have bought the stolen tickets could find themselves disappointed on Wednesday evening as the club’s position is supporters should always buy tickets through official channels. The prices for the tickets have skyrocketed due to the small allocation given to The Reds for the game as fans compete to get to the match. UEFA have been widely criticized for their decision to host the game in the Swiss town with plenty of Liverpool fans left disappointed at the small allocation.