They will present their paper ticket at the turnstile to enter the stadium but will also be required to scan their NFC card with the LFC hosts, who will be in or around Ibrox at night.
More details about this process will be released directly to those selected to participate in the trial.
The new assembly plan aims to improve safety and security, with host clubs knowing exactly who is on the field. It will also ensure that a maximum number of fans will be able to see the Reds on their European travels.
The club will review the use of NFC technology after this trial.
Her desire to continue with groups in the host cities is to ensure that there are a maximum number of fans in the outdoor stadiums to support the team and adhere to safety and security guidelines best practices.
Across the six Champions League matches last season, more than 15 per cent of the general admission allocation was left empty, meaning fans bought tickets but did not attend matches.
Some European countries have also recognized that all tickets have the individual fan’s name printed on them. Several Champions League clubs have moved to full ticket packages in European host cities for the same reasons, including Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea and Manchester United.
To ensure the day’s experience outside of Europe is as smooth as possible for supporters, and following strong feedback from supporters about collections, LFC is introducing a number of operational changes to improve how supporters collect tickets in host cities.
The club will have staff available in the host cities to help facilitate this change and will ensure that the collection point is open long enough for fans to collect their individual ticket prior to the match. The club also appreciates that our match at Rangers, during a Champions League match, is within the UK and will do everything in their power to minimize the impact on fans who will travel to this in the same way they would in the Premier League.
The club has been discussing ticket sets over the past few seasons with fans and understands that some fans have reservations about ticket sets in host cities, but the club prioritizes the safety and security of traveling fans and is acting on best advice. Sharing with supporters in ticket groups will continue across fan forums to help shape the collection process for each game.
The LFC would like to thank the fans who will be traveling to European matches for their understanding and continued support. The club’s desire is to continually improve the collection process in the host cities and will review feedback after each match.
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