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Euro Cup 2008: Bern, Baby, Bern

20 June 2008 No Comment

This past Tuesday, June 17th, we spent the day in the beautiful, medieval city of Bern, culminating in a glorious group stage match between Holland and Romania. The city of Bern, on most occasions, is quaint, quiet and charming. But with over 45,000 exuberant Holland fans celebrating in the streets for the entire day, there was nothing quiet or quaint about the visit.

But, who is complaining? These celebrations are part of the Euro Cup experience….well, the crazed fan pissing in the street…not so much. But the revelry…that is worth it.

Our scalping experience in Bern was not at all unpleasant. Tickets were about 225 dollars each. This is a sigtnificant amount, but when you travel this far, you may have to suck it up. We felt confident in a competitive prices. ie. before we went to the stadium, we checked online to see the market rate. As always, we also compared the tickets in the street to our tickets for Spain v. Italy- just to make sure that the tickets we were buying the real deal.

Ultimately, Holland came away victorious and the small stadium, with only 30,000 fans, made football actually seem up close and personal.

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