BAYERN FANS PROTEST OVER ARSENAL TICKET PRICESBy quadrihatic 08:31 Wed, 14 Oct 2015 Comments
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 Â£64 which will rise to â‚¬100 (Â£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 MÃ¼nchen on the 20th of October 2015,â€
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 Â£64, which with fees and postage
included will cost Bayern fans almost â‚¬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
"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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