Croatia: Hajduk fans to buy tickets for ghost game

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Croatia: Hajduk fans to buy tickets for ghost game They're not the first ones to do this, but it's not about being first. Fans of Hajduk Split want to aid their club financially after UEFA punished Hajduk with one match in front of empty stands.


Hajduk's home Stadion Poljud can hold over 34,000 people, but on July 18 won't see any fan crossing the turnstiles. UEFA imposed a one-match ban on Croatian supporters after they lit pyrotechnics in Milan last year.

However, as Hajduk is in dramatic financial condition, fans are still going to buy tickets. World-famous Torcida community appeals to all citizens to grab their seats for the Europa League 2nd round of qualifiers, in which FK Turnovo or FK Suduva will be visiting Split.

Hajduk fans aren't the first ones to launch such an initiative. Similar attempts were carried out in various clubs, most notably in Dresden, where fans sold out their new stadium despite being banned from entering.