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"There's going to be a live stream from the stadium, the floodlights will be switched on and our internet radio commentators will be working on the game," he said. "I can't tell you more at the moment."

It's an inventive idea - I've seen a few clubs try it, but none have sold so many tickets. I'd love to know that they've got in store. Maybe they're trying to think of something themselves :D

If you want to kill some time on the internet, look up Lokomotive Leipzig, they're an interesting club. They were never really one of the big guns in the GDR, although they won the cup a few times. After reunification they renamed themselves VfB Leipzig (in honour of the original VfB Leipzig, an unrelated club that became the first German champions in 1903 but were wound up before the war). They played one season in the Bundesliga in the 90s but went bust. The present club are the fourth incarnation now and are second in the fourth division on goal difference with a game in hand. If the season is decided on a points-per-game basis and promotion is awarded, they might yet get to make the step up.

3000 isn't a bad average crowd at all in the regionalised fourth division, about half the clubs there get crowds in the hundreds. Crowds really jump when you go up to the third division.

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6 hours ago, DangerousSausage said:

3000 isn't a bad average crowd at all in the regionalised fourth division, about half the clubs there get crowds in the hundreds. Crowds really jump when you go up to the third division.

Not bad at all for where they're in their league system, but selling those tickets is impressive too.

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Update: Lok have been crowned champions of the Regionalliga Nordost and will play a two-legged play-off against SC Verl for a place in the third division.

The matches will be played behind closed doors, but the club has had a great idea. Fans can buy toy pigs (which are considered lucky) for €15 a pop, which will then be seated in the stadium for the first leg (see below for an artist's impression). For the second leg, the animals will then make the journey to Verl to hopefully witness a promotion triumph.

I feel an email coming on... :D 

Lok Leipzig will in einem Stadion voller Plüschschweine spielen

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