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Borussia Dortmund support fan boycott of German Cup game in Stuttgart

The Bundesliga club have come out in support of a possible boycott from the clubs own fans over ticket prices for the German Cup fixture with Stuttgart on Tuesday. A minority of tickets have cost fans over 70 euros.

Having traveled with 10,000 fans across Germany to the country's capital of Berlin on Saturday, Borussia Dortmund could be without fans for a section of the clubs German Cup fixture with Stuttgart on Tuesday night.

Due to Stuttgart charging Dortmund fans 19 euros and 50 cents for standing seats, as well as 38 euros and 50 cents for the cheapest seats and 25 percent of ticket prices costing traveling fans over 70 euros (78 dollars), some Borussia Dortmund fans - known as the "Kein Zwanni" group - will boycott the opening 20 minutes of the fixture at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in protest against the high ticket prices.

"VfB Stuttgart have offered us very high ticket prices, which we have also officially complained about," club spokesman Sascha Fligge said on Monday.

Ticket prices at Borussia Dortmund home games can be purchased from between seven euros and 54 euros.

"We understand the concern of our fans - and the brunt of hate that comes with it," club head coach Thomas Tuchel stated. "We always want the support of our fans, from the very first minute. That's a sign of solidarity. You know you are not alone on the pitch, and normally you can rely on our fans. And definitely a boycott would have an influence.

"We understand their concerns, but despite that we would like to have their full support."

Stuttgart released the following statement on the club's official Facebook page on Monday:

"Official prices for the German Cup fixture against Borussia Dortmund correspond exactly with the ticket prices for the Bundesliga fixture against Dortmund earlier this season," the statement reads.

"Prices were communicated to Borussia Dortmund before being put on sale and are unchanged for this competition since the 2012/13 season."

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