DRESDEN: German 3rd-tier soccer club Dynamo Dresden has reported it sold more than 72,000 tickets for a game played in an empty stadium with no enthusiasts.
Former East German champion Dynamo offered followers the ‘ghost tickets‘ – named for the German habit of dubbing empty-stadium matches ‘ghost games’ – for 5 euros ($6.10) as a way to elevate money for the club in the course of the coronavirus pandemic. Lovers could get a commemorative ticket to continue to keep.
The complete of 72,112 tickets offered for Tuesday’s German Cup activity versus Darmstadt was more than double the potential of Dresden’s stadium. Only two game titles in the club’s history, both absent games, experienced more people today in attendance, Dresden explained.
Dresden misplaced the video game 3- to Darmstadt, which plays a division higher than Dynamo in the league.
German golf equipment have pioneered revolutionary fundraising tips right after the pandemic damage teams’ incomes.
When German soccer shut down in the spring, 3rd-tier club Uerdingen offered “virtual tickets” for a fictional match. Top rated-division facet Borussia Monchengladbach supplied followers the likelihood to have their images printed onto cardboard cutouts for property game titles, an idea speedily copied by athletics teams close to the world.