Rangers fans travel to Sevilla to watch the Europa League final with a large stadium open to ticketless supporters

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RANGERS fans are on their way to Sevilla as it has been revealed that thousands of ticketless supporters in the city can watch the final at a large stadium.

Thousands of cheering fans have booked flights and accommodation in the Spanish city after club Ibrox knocked out RB Leipzig last week.

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Estadio La Cartuja will be open for Rangers fans to watch the Europa League finalCredit: Alamy
Gers supporters have started visiting Sevilla

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Gers supporters have started visiting SevillaCredit: The Gallaghers

Fans have been buying plane tickets, hotel rooms and desperately trying to get their hands on briefs for the showdown against Eintracht Frankfurt next Wednesday night.

Rangers have confirmed that Estadio La Cartuja will open its doors to Light Blues fans and host a return from the final.

The 57,000 capacity stadium hosted Celtic’s 3-2 defeat in the 2003 UEFA Cup final to Porto.

Only 9,500 memories have been allocated to Rangers fans for the final next Wednesday night.

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But tens of thousands of ticketless Gers supporters are expected to flood the Spanish city in the coming days.

Fans also chartered flights and even asked to rent hot air balloons to get to Seville in time for the long-awaited final.

At Glasgow Airport earlier today, fans passed through the terminal on their way to Sevilla.

Rangers fan Steven Hamill, 30, was traveling to Tenerife for a bachelor party and had booked a flight from the Canary Islands to Seville on Tuesday.

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The painter and decorator, from Glasgow, said: “I’m flying to Tenerife for a four-day bachelor party and then flying from Tenerife to Seville. I meet some friends there.

“Honestly, I can’t wait. I don’t have a ticket. I was offered one, it was £1,500.

“I’ve booked a hotel and it’s £480 for one night. I checked how much it would cost next month and it’s £50 per night.

“I was at Dortmund when we beat them, it was amazing. I think we will win at Sevilla too. 3-1 Rangers.

Neill Erskine, 27, and David Dodds, 28, flew to Malaga for the big clash.

The pair, both from Kilsyth, Lanarkshire, are staying in Malaga and traveling to Seville next Wednesday in a hire car.

The pair don’t have match tickets but hope to get some in Sevilla.

David, a mechanical engineer, said: “Other tickets have gone on sale on the UEFA website, but they have been bought. Fingers crossed we can get some there.

Although they traveled without reserved seats for the match, they are both looking forward to the final and are confident of a positive outcome.

Neill, a process scientist, said: “A lot of games we’ve won, so we’ll wait and see.”

David added: “I can’t wait, we’re buzzing. Rangers win 2-0.

Rangers will face Frankfurt at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium.

Rangers said they were working with UEFA, Spanish cops and local authorities in Sevilla to accommodate away fans.

A statement from Rangers today said: “Rangers are aware that fans are coming to Sevilla in large numbers. We have worked to ensure that fans with and without tickets have the opportunity to experience this momentous occasion.

“We know our fans will have a great time, enjoy the beautiful city of Sevilla and act as worthy ambassadors for Rangers Football Club as we celebrate our 150th anniversary.

“Following dialogue with UEFA, the Spanish police and local authorities, we can confirm the organization of a fan observation area at the Estadio La Cartuja, for fans without tickets. Further details will be communicated. by the stadium manager in the next few days.

“There will also be a fan meeting point at Alameda de Hércules for supporters with a ticket to the final. There will be no public viewing of the match in the fan zone. More information will be provided in the next days. “

Unfortunately for Rangers fans staying in Scotland, there will be no return from the final at Ibrox.

Rangers said there would not be “sufficient staff resources to be able to host such a large event” as staff – including the club’s security team – will be in Spain.

It comes as Antonio Munoz, mayor of Seville, confirmed entertainment – including inflatable football pitches and live music – will be staged in the city center for supporters.

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He said: “Seville has already hosted major sporting, cultural or institutional events of national and international scope in recent years.

“We also have two clubs, like Sevilla and Betis, with extensive experience in European competitions. The city is ready.

Tens of thousands of fans are expected to arrive in Seville in the coming days

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Tens of thousands of fans are expected to arrive in Seville in the coming daysCredit: The Gallaghers

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