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SBD Global/September 13, 2013/International Football

Manchester City Fans Outraged Over $115 Champions League Tickets

Man City fans "have reacted furiously after extra tickets for their Champions League match with Czech outfit Viktoria Plzen went on sale" -- for a staggering £86 ($115), according to Mike Keegan of the MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS. The Blues "head to Bohemia on Tuesday night for their first match in this season's competition and it appears as though the hosts are attempting to cash in." It "will be held at the compact 11,700-capacity Doosnan Arena." Originally, Man City was given just 600 tickets, priced at £47 ($63). The "relatively small number prompted despair with many more wanting to make the trip to a previously unvisited destination." Those 600 "were rapidly snapped up but this afternoon (Wednesday) the eye-watering extras were advertised on the Blues website." Man City said that it has "secured an 'additional, very limited allocation of category 1 tickets' priced at £86 and add that concession prices are not available for the match." Supporters "are also warned that the tickets are located within the home area of the stadium" (MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS, 9/11).
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