Bayern Munich have sold out all but one of their home matches, a whole nine weeks before the season is set to start.

Every game, other than Hoffenheim, is sold out after preliminary booking exceeded the amount of available tickets by a huge margin. 

The club has taken up to 140,000 orders for some games, double what the stadium can hold. 

The Allianz Arena's capacity is just over 71,000 and the Bayern Munich board director Jan-Christian Dreesen explained how many requests the club have received.

"For each of 16 Bundesliga home fixtures, we’ve received between 80,000 and 140,000 requests for tickets," explained Dreesen.

"The only exception is the game against Hoffenheim, due to their involvement in the promotion/relegation play-off. We have orders for ‘only’ 68,000 tickets for this match."

The Hoffenheim match wasn't sold out only due to the club securing their Bundesliga status just last week. There are only 1,000 tickets remaining for that match so it's almost certain that every match will be sold out.

It means that the total Bundesliga attendances for home matches next season will again exceed 1.2 million like it did last year. Bayern's ticket allocation for away matches will also be completely sold out as fans are keen to watch last year's treble winners in action.

Matches are yet to be scheduled with dates as last season only officially finished five days ago. The club sold all of their tickets for the 2012-13 campaign by July 11 but the treble winners look set to beat that by a whole month this year.

Much has been made of the cost to watch football in Germany. A season ticket for an adult in the Allianz Arena costs just £104. Disabled fans can grab a season ticket at the Allianz Arena for just £67.

A quote from Uli Hoeness from last season explained the club's thinking behind these prices.

He said: "We could charge more than £104. Let's say we charged £300. We'd get £2m more in income but what's £2m to us?

"In a transfer discussion you argue about that sum for five minutes. But the difference between £104 and £300 is huge for the fan."

"We do not think the fans are like cows, who you milk. Football has got to be for everybody. That's the biggest difference between us and England."

 

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