Champions League final tickets: News emerges from Real Madrid to ANGER all Liverpool fans
Spanish newspaper Marca are reporting that the difficulty in getting to Kiev and finding a hotel has put people off going.
There are 800 tickets available for staff at the club but these aren’t being taken up.
It means the game with Liverpool could take place in a stadium not filled to capacity.
The news will incense Reds fans who are desperately trying to get their hands on tickets to the game.
The club have received 16,626 tickets for the showpiece event – despite the NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium operating with a 63,000 capacity for the game.
Season ticket holders, official members and fan card holders who have attended seven or more Champions League matches this season have been guaranteed a ticket.
But a ballot has taken place for those season ticket holders, official members and fan card holders who have not attended enough games.
Plans have been put in place for a victory parade for Liverpool should they win the Champions League later this month.
Because of the logistics involved, complicated by the city hosting the Three Festivals Tall Ships Regatta and the Bordeaux Wine Festival the same weekend, proposals have already been drawn up ahead of Jurgen Klopp’s side playing Real Madrid in Kiev on May 26.
Victory in Kiev would see the team return on Sunday, May 27 to take an open-top coach along Liverpool’s waterside with the route finishing close to the Liverpool Olympia concert venue.
“Regardless of whether you are a Red, Blue or not a football fan at all, an event like this has a hugely positive impact and will once again shine the international spotlight on the city,” said Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson.
“We are all tremendously proud of LFC’s achievement and you can already feel the buzz around the city ahead of the final.
“The club requested the parade takes place on the Sunday, and even though it’s already a busy day for the city, we want to make sure we are ready to give them the heroes’ welcome they deserve should they win.
“I understand there will be disappointment for those fans who are unable to get back from Kiev in time, but it was a similar situation in 2005 and we have to be guided by the club in terms of the date and time.
“We’re keeping everything crossed for the final and hope the team and the fans do Liverpool proud in Kiev as they have throughout the competition.”