In March 2014, Istria met Rijeka in the semi-finals of the Cup at Aldo Drosina, and 7,500 spectators gathered at the stadium. The central western stand was sold out as well as the southern part, where Hajduk fans will be located on Sunday. There are still four tickets left for the eastern stand, which by the time you read this article are almost certainly sold out.
So far, 7,654 tickets have been sold, which means that today, five days before the game, the record from 2014 has been broken. The northern stand has the most seats with 1,246 tickets left. However, they too could disappear by Sunday. Hajduk is currently leading the championship and Istra 1961 is rising to prominence after not conceding a goal in two consecutive games.
The people of Split have not beaten Istria for 497 days since their last victory on July 17th in Pula during a match that ended in a score of 2-0 with goals scored by Melnjak and Livaja respectively. This Sunday’s match promises to be an exciting spectacle for both teams and their fans alike.