Article 37 Training sessions - Europa League

Regulations of the UEFA Europa League

Content Type
Competition Regulations
Enforcement Date
28 June 2023

The day before the match, pitch conditions permitting, the visiting club is allowed to train on the pitch on which the match is to take place. The length of this training session may not exceed one hour, unless agreed otherwise with the home club. If holding such a training session could render the pitch unfit for play the next day, an alternative training ground approved by UEFA in advance must be made available. However, priority is given to the visiting club, so the first training session to be moved is that of the home team. Alternatively, both training sessions may be allowed at the stadium but limited to certain areas of the pitch provided the restrictions on the use of the pitch are notified in writing to each team. In addition, the visiting club may hold private training sessions at a location to be agreed on with the home club, but not at the match stadium. Pitch watering ahead of a visiting team’s official training session at the stadium must be agreed between the two clubs. In principle, the stadium’s retractable roof should be in the same position as anticipated for the match subject to prevailing weather conditions.


The day before the match, pitch conditions permitting, the referee team may train on the pitch on which the match will be played. If such a training session is not possible as a result of pitch conditions or travel times, an alternative facility should be made available.


In case the visiting club and/or referees do not train at the stadium the day before the match for whatever reason (e.g. pitch conditions), they must be permitted to visit the stadium the day before the match in order to familiarise themselves with the facilities and conditions.


In case the visiting team requests a cool down after the match, it must be communicated at the matchday organisational meeting. Requests are subject to the approval of the home club, and, in some cases, local authorities, who may request further details (e.g. number of players, duration, type of exercises, etc.).