Man City owner His Highness Sheikh Mansour announces to fund fans trip to Porto during Champions League clash with Chelsea.
The Man City owner His Highness Sheikh Mansour says will fund the flight and transfer costs for the Official Club trip to the Champions League Final in Porto at the end of the month.
Thousands of City supporters will benefit from the initiative which is designed to ease the financial pressure on fans who have faced – and are still facing – challenging circumstances due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The move will see how the pandemic has hit all Manchester City fans and has created a rise in travel costs, Sheikh Mansour has assisted in removing the most significant financial barrier to fans attending the final.
The Pandemic inflated costs, coupled with necessary but expensive PCR testing, would have presented the trip to the final unmanageable for many of those supporters lucky enough to qualify for a ticket.
Man City owner His Highness Sheikh Mansour token to fans
Due to the pandemic-related restrictions in place, the majority of fans wishing to attend the historic first final for the Club, are expected to do so within a 24-hour trip, suggesting that His Highness’ initiative will fund the transport of several thousand City fans on the official travel package on the day of the final.
“Pep and the team have had such a remarkable season and their reaching the Champions League Final after a very challenging year represents a truly historic moment for the Club, ” said Man City owner His Highness Sheikh Mansour.
” It is therefore incredibly important that as many fans as possible have the opportunity to attend this special game. Especially those who have supported Manchester City through good and bad times for so many years,” His highness Sheikh Mansour said.
“The challenges faced by supporters ahead of this final are multiple, both in financial and logistical terms, ” said Mancity Chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak.
“Hopefully, His Highness’ initiative allows the majority of our attending fans to focus on enjoying the day rather than worrying about how to bear the burden of travel costs which have become all the more onerous due to the effects of the pandemic,” he added.