BAYERN FANS PROTEST OVER ARSENAL TICKET PRICES

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A supporters group for the German champions

has called for a five-minute shutout over what

it calls "impossible" costs of watching their

upcoming European clash in London.

Arsenal have been attacked for their

"impossible" ticket costs by a Bayern Munich

fan group, who are planning to protest in the

Champions League visit to the Emirates Stadium

later this month.

The Bundesliga champions travel to London on

October 20 but a supporters group, FC Bayern

Worldwide, is urging fans not to accept what

they deem to be "excessive ticket prices".

The fan group claim the cheapest ticket

available is £64 which will rise to €100 (£74)

with fees and postage making it implausible for

many fans to afford live football.

"We will not enter the away sector for the first

five minutes of the game Arsenal FC against FC

Bayern München on the 20th of October 2015,”

a statement on their Facebook page read.

"We will be taking this action to draw attention

to the excessive ticket prices for this fixture.

The cheapest ticket for this group phase match

is priced at £64, which with fees and postage

included will cost Bayern fans almost €100.

"This kind of a price structure makes a stadium

visit impossible for younger and socially

disadvantaged fans. It destroys fan culture,

which is the basis of football. In England, this

development has already taken place.

"We want to protest at the price structure and

at the same time changes in the stadia. We

want to remind clubs and associations of their

social responsibility and warn them of the

effects, which we will all feel, both as fans and

club officials.

"We express our support for campaigns like

'20's Plenty' from England and 'Kein Zwanni' in

Germany. Especially the developments in

English football should be a sobering example.

"The first five minutes of the game in London

will be, what future football will look like if this

madness continues. Empty seats in the stands

and no singing or emotion in the stands. In the

following 85 minutes we want to show the

alternative and show how fundamentally

important a lively fan-culture is for football."


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