Bayern's season already a sell-out

Bayern's season already a sell-out
By Eurosport

11/07/2012 at 20:35Updated 11/07/2012 at 22:55

Bayern Munich may have gone without any silverware in the past two seasons but can be proud of their huge support base after selling out all 17 home games for the coming Bundesliga season, a month and a half before the start.

Bayern said on Wednesday they have sold every single ticket in their 69,000-capacity Allianz Arena, including almost 40,000 season tickets, and expected total attendance for the home league games to exceed 1.1 million fans.

The Bundesliga has the highest average attendance per game in the world with over 42,000 spectators.

"I want to thank the fans for this magnificent interest," said Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge on Wednesday. "This shows how attractive and well supported Bayern are."

The club, also beaten in the league and the German Cup final by Borussia Dortmund last season, pride themselves on having made a profit for 19 years in a row.

They posted a 1.3 million euro profit for the 2010/2011 season with a turnover of 290.9m euros compared to 312m in 2009/2010, and merchandising revenues jumped more than 10 per cent to 43.9m, up from 38.9m.

Bayern are also looking forward to at least 20m more in cash per year once their stadium has been paid off by 2020.