If any fans of Liverpool, Newcastle and Tottenham are feeling optimistic about the chances of their team making the Europa League final then they will be pleased to hear that tickets have now gone on sale.

Newcastle have already qualified for the knockout stages of the competition, while Liverpool need a win away to Udinese and Tottenham require just a point from their final group game against Panathinakos.

Sylvain Marveaux
Sylvain Marveaux scored against Maritimo to help Newcastle progress to the knockout stages of the Europa League [Reuters]

Liverpool fans will remember winning the trophy [when formerly known at the UEFA Cup] back in 2001, while Tottenham last won the tournament way back in 1984 on penalties against Anderlecht.

Should fans of any of these Premier League sides fancy getting their hands on tickets to the final which takes place at the stunning Amsterdam ArenA on Wednesday May 15 then they can use the UEFA.com to get their hands on one of 18,000 tickets available to the general public via a lottery process.

Tickets are available in four price categories: €135 (category one), €100 (category two), €70 (category three) and €45 (category four). The prices were set by UEFA in consultation with the Amsterdam final local organising committee and the independent Football Supporters Europe network (FSE), and the sales period will run until Friday 18 January 2013 at 12.00CET.

Applicants can apply for up to two tickets per person in the same price category. All valid applications will enter a lottery at the end of the sales phase, regardless of the time of submission.

The shipment fee per order is €8 in the Netherlands, €20 within Europe and €35 outside Europe. Applicants will be informed by email by February whether they have been successful in the lottery.

In line with UEFA's policy to promote the competition among the general public, a total of 38,000 tickets, representing 79% of the net stadium capacity of 48,000, will go to the supporters of the two finalist teams and to neutral fans.

 Out of this allocation, the two finalist teams will receive a total of 20,000 tickets - 10,000 each - for distribution among their supporters. A significant allocation - 30% of these tickets - has been made available in category four, ensuring as wide as possible access to the match for the finalist clubs' fans.

Further details of the corporate hospitality programme, through which 1,500 packages are available, as well as the UEFA Europa League Final 2013 event design, can also be accessed via UEFA.com.