EM 2020 is expected this Tuesday, be definitively cancelled or postponed, but what do you do then if you are one of the many thousands of danes who have purchased a ticket for the european championship finals?
the Extra Leaf has written to UEFA to get a response, but they are so far not returned.
On UEFA's official billetside can be quite generally read, that it will be difficult to get the money back for the tickets.
- the UEFA EURO 2020 Terms and Conditions of the tickets states that tickets can not be returned, cancelled or transferred to third parties. All sales are final, sounds it.
But if you go into the details in it is 29 pages long set of rules for the Terms and conditions of the tickets', so there is hope.
Pictures from the european championship finals in 2016. It will now take five years instead of four before a new EM-finale. Uefa postpones as a result of coronakrisen EM finals from 2020 to 2021. Photo: Charles Platiau/Ritzau Scanpix
Section 14 states thus, 'Unforeseen circumstances', and in paragraph 14.2 will find something interesting.
- In case of cancellation, abandonment or postponement of the fight, or if it must be played on, will be the lucky applicant to be bound by the refunderingspolitikken mht. any refunds of the tickets purchased, provided that:
(A) any refunds can only be paid to the lucky applicant (and not to billetindehaveren), and that can only be paid up to the purchase price paid by the such a lucky applicant for the ticket/the tickets, and to avoid any doubt, it is hereby clarified, that this shall not entitle the applicant to a refund of any costs and expenses, which the lucky applicant and his / her guest(s) incurs in connection with travel or accommodation, saith the, before mentioned, who in any case is not responsible.
In the background sounds so that the UEFA opens up to repay the money for all EM-tickets for those persons who have been responsible for the purchases.
While the UEFA, of course, has no plans to repay the expenditure for the fan booked flights and hotels.
UEFA reserves in section 15, however, the right to change in the 'Terms and conditions', if it is necessary in order to ensure the correct and secure holding of EM.
the Extra Leaf would like to have the UEFA to confirm that the fans can get money back for the tickets, but their preliminary automatsvar tells, that the response time at the moment can be long due to the large amount of mails at the moment.
UEFA's paragraph 14 on 'unforeseen circumstances'
14. Unforeseen circumstances 14.1. UEFAs parties, the værtsforbund and/or stadionejeren reserves the right to make changes of the time, date and location for the UEFA EURO 2020 and/or match(e) pga. unforeseen extraordinary circumstances: Force majeure, safety reasons or other decisions of any competent authority, which has a major impact on the match played at the stadium.
14.2. In the event of cancellation, abandonment or postponement of the fight, or if it must be played on, will be the lucky applicant to be bound by the refunderingspolitikken mht. any refunds of the tickets purchased, provided that: a. any refunds can only be paid to the lucky applicant (and not to billetindehaveren), and that can only be paid up to the purchase price paid by the such a lucky applicant for the ticket/the tickets, and to avoid any doubt, it is hereby clarified, that this shall not entitle the applicant to a refund of any costs and expenses, which the lucky applicant and his / her guest(s) incur in connection with the journey or accommodation; and b. subject to the above and section. 11 carries UEFAs parties, the værtsforbund, the PNA and/or stadionejeren no responsibility for the lucky applicant, or any guest or billetindehaver for such cancellation, abandonment, postponement, rematch, or other defects in connection with the holding of the fight.
DBU chairman Jesper Møller told to the press conference on Tuesday that there was no clarification of the situation yet:
- I don't know. We have taken the decision an hour ago, so the issue of tickets is one of the things we have not been turned. I am sure that UEFA are going to report something out before long - it is those who have sold tickets.
- We simply can't answer this question yet. We have to wait for UEFAs announcement.
One of the reasons for that ticket, the situation has not yet been processed is that the actual structure of the tournament is finally in place in relation to whether the setup should be exactly the same, or if there are adjustments in relation to, for example, 12 host countries.
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