Germany: Fan project to support 1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig.
The German football club 1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig, who currently plays in Regionalliga northeast (4th division), sold more than 110.000 tickets for a match which won't be played!
Their goal is to beat all the record attendances the club got during their long history. Price for one ticket is 1€, so far the supporters bought tickets for 1,1 million euros.
Only one record is left to beat, the attendance from the semi-final in 1987 against Bordeaux in the European Cup Winners' Cup. The official attendance was 73 000 fans, but more than 120 000 fans actually attended this match. This semi-final was played at the famous Zentralstadion, which sadly closed in year 2000. Today they play at Bruno-Plache-Stadion, with a capacity of 15,600.
Lokomotive Leipzig won against Bordeaux and proceeded to the final against Ajax, which they lost by 1-0 at the Olympic Stadium in Athens (Greece).
Photo of the Zentralstadion
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