Bayern Munich set to PAY their fans to attend Arsenal Champions League clash

Bayern Munich will reportedly part fund ticket costs for funds to attend the Champions League game at Arsenal next month.

Bayern Munich are set to make a fantastic gesture to their fans ahead of the Champions League last 16 first leg against Arsenal next month.

A report on the website of German newspaper Bild has revealed that the German side are so shocked at the £62 their fans are being charged for tickets at the Emirates Stadium, they are willing to part fund the cost.

Arsenal is one of the more expensive grounds to go and watch games in England, but it’s logical from a business point of view for the Gunners to charge higher amounts to away fans for higher profile matches.

Bild suggests that Bayern will ask their fans to play a flat rate of £35 towards each ticket, meaning the club will fund £27 for each fan that is fortunate enough to travel to London for the game.

“The club will subsidize the tickets for the away game at Arsenal with nearly € 90,000, which means it will be cheaper for fans to travel to the Champions League game in London (19 February 2014) - Every Bayern fan who buys a ticket for the game in London will pay only €45 instead of the regular €75,” reads the report on Bild.

There is a big difference in terms over how German and English sides charge their fans to watch football and Bayern Munich have previously been praised for forward thinking methods.

Bayern have one of the cheapest season ticket prices for adults in Europe, which works out at a cost of around just over £100 for fans to watch home league games at the Allianz Arena all season.

That has to be the main reason the club has taken this decision, because the cost of the £62 ticket is way above the average of what Bayern's fans normally fork out to watch their team.

However, English football and German football is very different and the argument over costs of watching football is a topic which could be debated for a long time between fans of each club.

What can’t be taken away from the gesture is the fact that it guarantees there will be a brilliant atmosphere in London and Bayern have enabled fans to attend the game, where it otherwise wouldn’t have been possible.

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