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100k tickets sold for 'invisible' football match - Kyng - 04-08-2020

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A German fourth-tier club have sold more than 100,000 tickets for a match against an "invisible opponent" - despite averaging crowds of 3,000.

Lokomotive Leipzig have been selling e-tickets for one euro (88p) each for the event, scheduled for 8 May.

They are planning it to help cope with financial pressures resulting from the suspension of football in the country because of the coronavirus pandemic.

A spokesperson for the club told BBC Sport that what was planned for 8 May remains a secret.

"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."

Okay, I really don't know what to expect here :-/ .

Since the tickets are only €1, I don't expect it's going to be anything Earth-shattering, but I hope it's a fun experience - and, more than that, I hope it helps the club through these tough times!