The Tartan Army will be coming down the road for free at Euro 2024 with all match tickets set to include complimentary public transport travel.
Scotland’s spot at next summer’s tournament was secured when Spain defeated Norway in Oslo on Sunday.
And now supporters planning to make the trip to Germany have been handed another boost with the news that they won’t have to pay to make their way to and from games.
UEFA and the German FA announced the plans on Thursday, which will benefit thousands of fans for the duration of the championships.
Anyone with a match ticket will have access to all public transport in Germany from 6am on the day of the game until 6pm the following day.
Any Tartan Army foot-soldiers lucky enough to have gold dust briefs to watch Steve Clarke’s men in action in the group stages and beyond will save money by travelling on regional trains, buses, trams, bikes and even some passenger ferries.
Clarke joked earlier this week that all five million Scots will be looking to make the trip and the plans announced Thursday will add further incentives to the travelling hordes.
The free travel won’t only apply in the game’s host city but right across the country for the duration of the tournament in all ten host cities including Dortmund, Hamburg, Stuttgart and Frankfurt.
A statement from the governing body announcing the plans said: “UEFA has signed an agreement with the association of the German transport companies VDV (Verband Deutscher Verkehrsunternehmen) for a 36-hour travel pass (36-Stunden-Fahrkarte) available to fans with match tickets at the final tournament, which will be played across ten host cities in Germany from June 14 to July 14 2024.
“The agreement means that every match ticket holder will be entitled to a 36-hour travel card to use on public transport in and around the ten host cities at no extra cost from 6am on the relevant match day until 6pm on the following day.
“Fans will be able to travel sustainably using climate-friendly public transport without having to buy any additional tickets. Depending on the host city, the VDV expects around 70% of stadium attendees to use public transport when travelling to and from the stadium.
“The travel card will include public transport at no extra cost in all of the ten host cities and surrounding areas. Match ticket holders will be informed on how to obtain the 36-hour travel pass ahead of the tournament.”
Euro 2024 kicks off in Munich on Friday, June 14 and will run for a month until the continent’s new champions are decided at the final in Berlin.
Scotland will be taking part in only their fourth-ever Euros after also qualifying in 1992, 1996 and 2020 and will be playing in their first finals matches outside of the UK since Sweden 31 years ago.
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