Yesterday we told you about how those beastly Ukrainians had set their faces against Eurovision fans. The official fan club (OGAE) was told there would be no special allocation, and that flag waving fans were not welcome.
What a difference a bit of uproar makes. The EBU waded in and told the increasingly clueless organisers that it was time to pull up their socks. Contest supervisor Jon Ola Sand brought us the good news earlier:
For those who asked: Fan tickets will be made available through OGAE after all, as they confirmed. More info in the days to come
— Jon Ola Sand (@jonolasand) February 14, 2017
Early output from the rumour mill suggests OGAE members will be able to buy places in the standing zone, along with one seating block put on first refusal.
General ticket sales kicked off yesterday evening, with the first wave of seats for the grand final selling out within hours. More are expected to go on sale shortly. There are still plenty of places available for rehearsals.