Football: Bayern to subsidise tickets for Champions League tie at Arsenal
(REUTERS) - Bayern Munich will subsidise fans who buy tickets for their Champions League first knockout round first-leg tie away to Arsenal, where prices are higher than in Germany.
The European champions said that their fans would pay only 45 euros (S$78) to watch the round-of-16 match at the Emirates Stadium in London instead of the roughly 75 euros charged by the English Premier League club.
Bayern said the decision, which would cost the club 90,000 euros, was a sign of gratitude to its fans and demonstrated the importance to the team of having a vocal backing at all games.
"Bayern has thrilled the world of European football not only by the outstanding performance and consistency of its team, but also by the fantastic and vocal support of its fans," the club said in a statement.