SEVILLE tourism chiefs estimate Rangers and Eintracht Frankfurt will generate £51million for the Spanish city’s economy this week ahead of the Europa League final.
Rangers and Eintracht Frankfurt fans will travel in their tens of thousands to Spain for Wednesday’s showpiece final in the Andalusian city.
All hotel rooms in and around the city have long been booked and flights are fully booked to Seville and neighboring towns, although the rates were exorbitant.
And Sevilla believe the fans’ arrival will mean a huge economic boost for the city of €60m, which is the equivalent of £51m.
Manuel Cornax, president of the Association of Hoteliers of Seville and the Province, said: “The information we have received suggests that the economic impact of next week’s final will be around 60 million euros for the city. , taking into account accommodation and money spent on bars and restaurants.
“Each hotel room is full and even before the last one left they were costing around 600 euros a night.
“This event confirms Seville as the city of sport with another great event.
“Our ability to organize this type of event, the organization of public services and our reception will be watched by the whole world.
“The city will be a showcase to tell everyone exactly what Sevilla has to offer.”
Seville will also transform its famous Plaza de Espana into a giant party venue with two inflatable football pitches and a stage for bands.
The news came as the mayor of Sevilla insisted that Rangers fans WILL HAVE a fanzone in the city to watch Wednesday’s Europa League final.
Tickets for the Frankfurt showdown will be like gold dust with the number of traveling fans far exceeding the capacity of the stadium.
It had led groups of Rangers supporters to contact the concerned club as UEFA urged those without tickets to stay home.
Between the Light Blues and their German opponents, more than 100,000 people are expected to flock to the Spanish city for Wednesday’s showpiece.
But Mayor Antonio Munoz is confident the area is more than well prepared, confirming a “large area” will be set aside for fans to watch the match.
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