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 now have likely been 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. Hajduk is currently leading the championship and Istra 1961 is on a streak of not conceding a goal in two consecutive games. The people of Split haven’t beaten Istria for 497 days since they celebrated their last victory on July 17th in Pula with a score of 2-0 and goals scored by Melnjak and Livaja.