Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

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Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

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Bayern Munich soccer fans protest ticket prices

Bayern Munich fans were unhappy with the price of tickets for their team's match at Anderlecht, in Belgium, in soccer's Champions League. Some held banners during Wednesday's game saying, "Are your necks not full? Is your greed now finally satisfied?" A Bayern fan group issued a statement saying Anderlecht had made 85 percent of the tickets available to the German club's fans priced at 100 euros ($118).

"Even by the standards of the generally high-priced Champions League, this represents a new dimension for a first-round game," said the statement, which thanked Bayern for supplementing the tickets so fans had could pay 70 euros ($82.50). Many Bayern fans avoided the trip altogether, while 91 percent of more than 2,500 fan club members said in a survey that ticket prices were "completely unacceptable. …

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