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Europa League 2018 final: Where is it, how to buy tickets, TV channels & live streams

The 2017-18 Europa League comes to a conclusion next month, with some of the continent's biggest teams vying for continental glory - and a place in next season's Champions League.

Qualifying rounds kicked off last June and 190 teams will be distilled to just two as they face off for the right to get their hands on the famous Coupe UEFA.

It is not quite the final curtain call of the European club season, but it serves as an appropriate warm-up act for the Champions League final, which takes place shortly after.

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With just under a month to go, Goal brings you everything you need to know about the Europa League final, including where it is, ticket information, how to watch and more.

When and where is the Europa League final?

The 2018 Europa League final will be played at Parc Olympique Lyonnais (alternatively known as Parc OL, Stade de Lyon, or Groupama Stadium) in Decines-Charpieu, Lyon, France.

The game is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, May 16 and is set to kick off at 19:45 BST (14:45 ET).

Parc Olympique Lyonnais is home to Ligue 1 side Lyon and is a new structure, playing host to its first game in January 2016. 

It has a capacity of 59,186 - net capacity of 57,000 for the final - and is considered a Category 4 stadium by UEFA, meaning that it is a prime venue for events.

Indeed, Parc OL hosted six games at Euro 2016 and is also set to be used at the 2019 Women's World Cup as the venue for the semi-finals and the final.

Parc Olympique Lyonnais general view

What teams are in the Europa League final?

Semi-final ties have not yet concluded, so we do not know which teams will contest the Champions League final. However, come May 3, the two finalists will be confirmed.

The four teams left in the Champions League are: Arsenal, Atletico Madrid, Marseille and Red Bull Salzburg.

First-leg games took place on Thursday, April 26 and second legs conclude on Thursday, May 3.

TeamAgg.TeamLeg 1Leg 2
Marseille-Red Bull Salzburg2-0May 3
Arsenal-Atletico Madrid1-1May 3

How to buy Europa League final tickets

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As mentioned, Parc Olympique Lyonnais has a capacity of 57,000 for the 2018 Europa League final and 23,000 tickets have already been sold to the general public.

General sale tickets are sold exclusively through UEFA's official website and tickets for this year's final went on sale on March 15 and the sales window shut on March 22.

The re-sale window for those tickets then closed on April 17, with the entire allocation selling out.

With 23,000 tickets sold to the general public, that leaves 34,00 tickets and there will be an equal share between the two finalists, but that number has yet to be finalised. The finalists for the Champions League will be allocated 17,000 tickets each, but this number is likely to be smaller for the Europa League.

The remaining tickets are likely to be distributed among broadcasting and commercial partners, UEFA's member associations and the hospitality sector.

Europa League 2018 final ticket prices:

Category 1€150
Category 2€100
Category 3€70
Category 4€45
Accessibility package€45
Youth package€90

As you can see from the table above, tickets for the 2018 Europa League final range from €45 to €150, depending on the category - denoting area of the stadium.

In addition to regular category tickets UEFA offers an 'Accessibility package', which includes one ticket priced at category 4 price and a free ticket for a companion.

A 'youth package' is also available and that includes two category 2 tickets (one adult, one youth) - normally priced at €100 - for the price of two category 4 tickets.

The Europa League final tickets are significantly cheaper than their Champions League equivalents, which range from €70 to €450.

Europa League final TV channel & live stream

In the United Kingdom (UK) the Champions League final is set to be shown live on TV on one of BT Sport's dedicated channels, with the specific channel to be confirmed.

It will also be available to stream live online using the BT Sport app.

UK TV channelOnline stream
BT SportBT Sport app

Fox Sports and ESPN hold the rights to the Europa League in the United States (US) so the final will be broadcast live on one of their channels, which will be confirmed closer to May 16.

Fox Sports' online services Fox Sports Go and Fox Soccer Match Pass, as well as WatchESPN, should facilitate live streaming of the game.

US TV channelOnline stream
Fox SportsFox Sports Go