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23/07/2013 11:19 BST

Borussia Dortmund To Fans Boycott DFB-Pokal Cup Game Over €45 Tickets

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Borussia Dortmund supporters singing in the crowd ahead of the UEFA Champions League final football match between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich at Wembley Stadium in London on May 25, 2013 AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)

Borussia Dortmund fans have announced they will boycott their DFB-Pokal cup first round match at SV Wilhelmshaven over the cost of seated tickets.

BVB fans who sit at the game would have had to have forked out €45 in comparison to the €20 it costs for standing briefs at the Jadestadion.

In a statement outlining their boycott, Dortmund fans stated the cost of a ticket was "too expensive" at a regional league ground.

The Jadestadion holds just 7,500, compared to the 80,645 seats Dortmund's Westfalenstadion boasts.

Dortmund supporters are one of the most revered set on the continent, famed for their vibrant and well-choreographed set-pieces at home and away.

The German fan model is heralded by many supporters in England, envious at their input into the running of their clubs and rapport with club suits.