Scuffles break out as fans line up for tickets
Police had to intervene to stop scuffles between Borussia
Dortmund fans and suspected scalpers seeking tickets for the
Champions League semifinal match against Real Madrid.
A limited number of tickets became available Tuesday morning at
several sales locations. Some fans camped out since Sunday night to
be early in the line.
The local Ruhr Nachrichten newspaper says fighting broke out at
several locations when suspected ticket scalpers sent their own
people to try to jump the queues.
Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke says the club underestimated
the demand for tickets and made a mistake by offering some on the
The first leg on Wednesday in Dortmund has been sold out with
all 66,829 tickets gone. Dortmund beat Real Madrid in the group