The UK government has made amendments to Chelsea’s operating license, meaning fans are now able to buy tickets to certain matches and the club has access to a £30m fund via their parent company.
Section 10.3 of Chelsea’s amended operating license says: “Under this license, subject to the conditions below, the Parent may pay the Club up to £30,000,000.00 in respect of cash flow or liquidity issues faced by the Club.”
The Parent is Fordstam Ltd which is owned by Roman Abramovich, who was sanctioned by the UK government on March 10. Chelsea FC PLC is supported financially by Fordstam.
In another change to the licence, Chelsea fans can now buy tickets to away matches, cup games, and women’s fixtures
Sports Minister Nigel Huddleston said: “The Government has today made alterations to the licence to Chelsea Football club so that fans will be able to access tickets to away matches, cup games, and women’s fixtures.
“I would like to thank fans for their patience while we have engaged with the football authorities to make this possible.