Ticket sales hit record high in German Bundesliga

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18 August 2004 , DUSSELDORF - German soccer fans, evidently undiscouraged by their national team's poor showing in Euro 2004, have bought a record 387,000 season tickets for the country's Bundesliga which has just resumed. "The league is booming," said Werner Hackmann, head of the German football league DFL, as ticket sales well exceeded the 332,000 record set only last year. Borussia Dortmund and Schalke 04 lead the way with 48,000 and 42,800 tickets respectively. Dortmund can boast the biggest arena of a

18 August 2004

DUSSELDORF - German soccer fans, evidently undiscouraged by their national team's poor showing in Euro 2004, have bought a record 387,000 season tickets for the country's Bundesliga which has just resumed.

"The league is booming," said Werner Hackmann, head of the German football league DFL, as ticket sales well exceeded the 332,000 record set only last year.

Borussia Dortmund and Schalke 04 lead the way with 48,000 and 42,800 tickets respectively. Dortmund can boast the biggest arena of all 18 Bundesliga clubs seating 83,000. Club officials expect a season average of 75,000 fans.

While many clubs including newcomers Mainz 04 (14,000 sales) reached record figures, league giants Bayern Munich have set a limit of 22,000 season tickets, saying they wanted to give as many fans as possible the opportunity to watch the games live.

Due to the high number of season ticket sales the overall record attendance of 11.5 million from last season is also expected to be broken.

DPA

Subject: German news

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