Bayern Munich have told more than 5,000 standing season ticket-holders that their tickets will be taken away from them if they do not attend at least eight Bundesliga games per season.
The club want to stop fans from attending only the season’s biggest games and leaving their space vacant for the rest of the season.
Terrace season tickets at the Allianz Arena -- which could have its capacity increased to 75,000 in the near future -- cost 140 euros, with 1,600 further standing tickets sold on matchdays.
Around 10,000 Bayern fans are on a waiting list for season tickets, media director Markus Hoerwick told Sport1 – and officials have decided to impose the minimum attendance plan in the interests of fairness.
When Bayern visit Arsenal in the Champions League later this month, their fans will have their ticket prices subsidised -- Bayern are putting 90,000 euros towards the cost.