Will Poljud Stadium See Nearly 30,000 Fans on Thursday?

Daniela Rogulj

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This Thursday, Hajduk will play at Poljud for the first time this season.

After the match against Levski in Dugopolje and five consecutive away matches (Lokomotiva, Levski, Inter Zaprešić, Brondby, Cibalia), Hajduk will return to Poljud for the first time in 75 days. This Thursday, Hajduk will face Danish Brondby for the second-leg of the third qualifying round of Europa League. The first match between the clubs, which was played in Denmark, ended 0:0, reports Gol.hr on August 1, 2017. 

The duel, fortunately, will be played in front of fans at Poljud as UEFA has accepted Hajduk’s appeal, instantly causing a positive uproar among Hajduk supporters. You can read more about that here

The club was prepared for either outcome from UEFA, but reacted promptly, releasing tickets just one hour after the pardon came from Nyon. 

In the mid-afternoon on Monday, the department for Hajduk members and ticket houses operated at Poljud, and after only a few hours of sales, the northern section of the stadium was already sold out.

Hajduk has released other sales channels on its official website, such as the two Cro Fan Shops and the Ticketshop platform, a licensed ticket distributor.

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The good news? As of today, more than half of the available (29,844) tickets have been sold!

By 11:00 this morning, 10,863 tickets and 5,760 subscriptions were sold (season tickets are valid for the Brondby duel). Apart from Split and Dalmatia, tickets are selling in high numbers in Bjelovar, Slavonski Brod, Pula and Zagreb.

By 13:00 today, a total of 20,370 tickets (14,500 tickets + 5,870 subscriptions) have been sold. The east and north stands have sold out, except for a small number of spots still reserved for late subscribers. 

If this pace continues, Poljud Stadium will be sold out on Wednesday, meaning that nearly 30,000 fans will be in attendance this Thursday.

How did the appeal work?

In their response to the appeal, UEFA suggested that the Hajduk penalty should be reduced. What this means for the club is that, instead of the original decision (which would close the entire stadium and force the club to pay a 55,000 EUR fine), Hajduk will have to pay 35,000 EUR for the racist scandal of their fans and only close one section of the stadium, or 500 seats.

An easy decision, Hajduk decided to close the southeastern section at Poljud which accommodates 1,372 fans. The entrance A in the southwest, which accommodates 1,465 fans, is reserved for fans of Brondby. Traditionally, the B entrance (capacity of 1,502) will be closed as it is used as a buffer zone between domestic fans and guests. These three figures together equal 4,339 which reduces the total capacity of Poljud from 34,183 seats to 29,844, which is the number of tickets available for the match.

Translated from Gol.hr 


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