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Offline olaftab

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UEFA Europa Conference League-Knockout stages (Lille)
« on: January 08, 2024, 04:58:07 PM »
Moving on from League stage these are the crucial dates for us.

When is the 2023/24 Europa Conference League knockout stage?

Knockout round play-offs: 15 and 22 February 2024
Round of 16: 7 and 14 March 2024
Quarter-finals: 11 and 18 April 2024
Semi-finals: 2 and 9 May 2024
Final: 29 May 2024

When are the 2023/24 Europa Conference League knockout draws?

Round of 16: 23 February 2024
Quarter-finals & Semi-finals: 15 March 2024

Where is the Europa Conference League final in 2024?
The AEK Arena in Athens will host the 2024 final, which will be played on 29 May 2024.
« Last Edit: March 15, 2024, 01:13:19 PM by Dave »

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Re: UEFA Europa Conference League-Knockout stages
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2024, 05:06:21 PM »
As we are seeded, we will be away in the 1st leg of the last 16

Doesn't leave much time to make travel arrangements

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Re: UEFA Europa Conference League-Knockout stages
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2024, 06:22:45 PM »
As we are seeded, we will be away in the 1st leg of the last 16

Doesn't leave much time to make travel arrangements

Particularly as it will take Villa and the host club an inordinate amount of time to get the allocation and arrangements sorted meaning we become the victims of dynamic travel pricing for air travel.

In order to offset a bit of this Iíve done a spreadsheet for all 16 R16 possibles and planned some cheap travel routes to get some cheap deals as soon as the draw is done on the 23rd. Suffice it to say itís a bit complicated and Iím just praying we get a team with a decent away allocation.

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Re: UEFA Europa Conference League-Knockout stages
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2024, 06:39:00 PM »
the round of 16 ties on 7th and 14th March are just before the FA Cup quarter finals on 16/17th March.

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Re: UEFA Europa Conference League-Knockout stages
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2024, 06:45:12 PM »
As we are seeded, we will be away in the 1st leg of the last 16

Doesn't leave much time to make travel arrangements

Particularly as it will take Villa and the host club an inordinate amount of time to get the allocation and arrangements sorted meaning we become the victims of dynamic travel pricing for air travel.

In order to offset a bit of this Iíve done a spreadsheet for all 16 R16 possibles and planned some cheap travel routes to get some cheap deals as soon as the draw is done on the 23rd. Suffice it to say itís a bit complicated and Iím just praying we get a team with a decent away allocation.
Good planning, hopefully it works out for you

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Re: UEFA Europa Conference League-Knockout stages
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2024, 07:12:40 PM »
We will play the winners of one of these games .

Sturm Graz (Austria) v (Slovakia) Slovan Bratislava   
Servette (Switzerland) v (Bulgaria) Ludogorets Razgrad
Union Saint-Gilloise (Belgium) v (Germany) Eintracht Frankfurt   
Real Betis (Spain) v (Croatia) Dinamo Zagreb
Olympiacos (Greece) v (Hungary) FerencvŠros   
Ajax (Netherlands) v (Norway) BodÝ/Glimt   
Molde (Norway) v (Poland) Legia Warsaw   
Maccabi Haifa (Israel) v (Belgium) Gent

The only draw restriction is that teams from the same association cannot be drawn against each other. So, yes we could be drawn against them again.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2023%E2%80%9324_UEFA_Europa_Conference_League


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Re: UEFA Europa Conference League-Knockout stages
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2024, 07:16:23 PM »
Real Betis would be interesting with Unai's Sevilla connections.

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Re: UEFA Europa Conference League-Knockout stages
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2024, 07:25:02 PM »
Thanks for posting the breakdown of dates olaftab.

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Re: UEFA Europa Conference League-Knockout stages
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2024, 08:14:37 PM »
Here are the capacities below. Some are reduced for international games.

There are only 4 stadia officially with a bigger capacity than Legia, alhough Servette and Maccabi Haifa are comparable.

So unless we visit Germany, Spain or The Netherlands, where the opponents would also be stronger, the likelihood of any significantly larger ticket allocation looks slim. As a reference, I think Brighton received about 2,700 tickets for Ajax.

Visiting Olympiacos doesn't sound like fun (even when they readmit fans in Greece), Budapest would be nice, but the fans there have a notoriety, and I would guess restrictions on travel to Israel would be likely.

Sturm Graz (Austria) 15,323
Slovan Bratislava (Slovakia) 22,500
Servette (Switzerland) 30,084
Ludogorets (Bulgaria) 10,423
Union Saint-Gilloise (Belgium) 9,400 
Eintracht Frankfurt (Germany) 53,800
Real Betis (Spain) 60,720   
Dinamo Zagreb (Croatia) 25,912
Olympiacos (Greece)  33,334 
FerencvŠros  (Hungary) 22,000
Ajax (Netherlands) 55,885
BodÝ/Glimt (Norway) 8,270
Molde (Norway) 11,249 
Legia Warsaw (Poland) 31,800
Maccabi Haifa (Israel) 30,942
Gent (Belgium) 20,175

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Re: UEFA Europa Conference League-Knockout stages
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2024, 08:25:41 PM »
I'm going to be in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. I just looked to see how long it would take to get to Razgrad, where Ludogorets play, on public transport. 15 hours! Quicker to go to Istanbul.

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Re: UEFA Europa Conference League-Knockout stages
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2024, 08:53:37 PM »
Here are the capacities below. Some are reduced for international games.

There are only 4 stadia officially with a bigger capacity than Legia, alhough Servette and Maccabi Haifa are comparable.

So unless we visit Germany, Spain or The Netherlands, where the opponents would also be stronger, the likelihood of any significantly larger ticket allocation looks slim. As a reference, I think Brighton received about 2,700 tickets for Ajax.

Visiting Olympiacos doesn't sound like fun (even when they readmit fans in Greece), Budapest would be nice, but the fans there have a notoriety, and I would guess restrictions on travel to Israel would be likely.

Sturm Graz (Austria) 15,323
Slovan Bratislava (Slovakia) 22,500
Servette (Switzerland) 30,084
Ludogorets (Bulgaria) 10,423
Union Saint-Gilloise (Belgium) 9,400 
Eintracht Frankfurt (Germany) 53,800
Real Betis (Spain) 60,720   
Dinamo Zagreb (Croatia) 25,912
Olympiacos (Greece)  33,334 
FerencvŠros  (Hungary) 22,000
Ajax (Netherlands) 55,885
BodÝ/Glimt (Norway) 8,270
Molde (Norway) 11,249 
Legia Warsaw (Poland) 31,800
Maccabi Haifa (Israel) 30,942
Gent (Belgium) 20,175

The Israeli clubs are playing their games at neutral venues in Europe currently.

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Re: UEFA Europa Conference League-Knockout stages
« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2024, 08:58:22 PM »
Here are the capacities below. Some are reduced for international games.

There are only 4 stadia officially with a bigger capacity than Legia, alhough Servette and Maccabi Haifa are comparable.

So unless we visit Germany, Spain or The Netherlands, where the opponents would also be stronger, the likelihood of any significantly larger ticket allocation looks slim. As a reference, I think Brighton received about 2,700 tickets for Ajax.

Visiting Olympiacos doesn't sound like fun (even when they readmit fans in Greece), Budapest would be nice, but the fans there have a notoriety, and I would guess restrictions on travel to Israel would be likely.

Sturm Graz (Austria) 15,323
Slovan Bratislava (Slovakia) 22,500
Servette (Switzerland) 30,084
Ludogorets (Bulgaria) 10,423
Union Saint-Gilloise (Belgium) 9,400 
Eintracht Frankfurt (Germany) 53,800
Real Betis (Spain) 60,720   
Dinamo Zagreb (Croatia) 25,912
Olympiacos (Greece)  33,334 
FerencvŠros  (Hungary) 22,000
Ajax (Netherlands) 55,885
BodÝ/Glimt (Norway) 8,270
Molde (Norway) 11,249 
Legia Warsaw (Poland) 31,800
Maccabi Haifa (Israel) 30,942
Gent (Belgium) 20,175

Maccabi Haifa played their last two HOME group games in Cyprus and Budapest (the big newish national stadium) but havenít announced yet where their play-off round game will be played (Maccabi Tel Aviv, who we canít play yet, played in Serbia).
In theory drawing Haifa could give us the best chance of a decent allocation.
« Last Edit: January 08, 2024, 09:11:59 PM by DeKuip »

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Re: UEFA Europa Conference League-Knockout stages
« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2024, 09:03:04 PM »
Be great to do Hungary.

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Re: UEFA Europa Conference League-Knockout stages
« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2024, 09:09:26 PM »
Czech is better

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Re: UEFA Europa Conference League-Knockout stages
« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2024, 09:10:50 PM »
After Villa, 3 of the next 5 favourites to win the competition are Frankfurt, Betis and Ajax so we can get one of those in the Round of 16. Others are Fiorentina and Fenerbahce.

 


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