In March 2014, Istria met Rijeka in the semi-finals of the Cup at Aldo Drosina, and 7,500 spectators gathered at the stadium. It was a record of the Pula stadium, which no visiting Croatian team could break. Until this Sunday, when Hajduk from Split will arrive in Pula.
The central western stand is sold out, as well as the southern part, where Hajduk fans will be located. There are still four tickets left for the eastern stand, which, by the time you read this, are almost certainly sold out. The most seats are in the northern stand, where 1,246 tickets remain, but they too could disappear by Sunday.
So far, 7,654 tickets have been sold, which means that today, five days before the game, the record from 2014 has been broken. Hajduk is the leading team of the championship, Istra 1961 is on the rise, it has not conceded a goal in two consecutive games and a spectacle is expected on Sunday.
The people of Split did not beat Istria for 497 days, the last time they celebrated was on July 17, 2022 in Pula. It was 2-0, and the goals were scored by Meljnjak and Livaja.