As you know, we are playing Glasgow Rangers away on October 25, in a Europa League group stage match.
UEFA’s control, ethics and disciplinary body has precluded our fans from visiting the first two away matches in a decision made this June. This a punitive measure for the misconduct of our fans during last season’s Champions League and Europa League matches, which includes a further two-year probation period.
As both games are behind us already, we can once again count on the support of our travelling fans at the Ibrox Stadium in Glasgow for the upcoming match.
Going by the UEFA Europa League’s regulations, the travelling club should be able to sell at least 5% of the overall capacity to their fans. However Spartak’s quota for the upcoming game was capped at 1001 tickets (whereas the stadium seats 50 000 fans), in a decision made by the Scottish local authorities.
We have asked UEFA to clear up the matter, in an attempt to protect the interests of our travelling fans, roughly 2000 of whom plan to visit Glasgow for the game. However UEFA has supported the decision made by Scottish authorities. We therefore urge you not to make the trip unless you have a valid ticket for the game.
You will be able to buy tickets for the upcoming match at our official fan club at the stadium or at the Fratria offices on Komsomolskaya sq.2.