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. There were still four tickets left for the eastern stand, which by now are almost certainly sold out.
So far, 7,654 tickets have been sold, breaking the record from 2014 with five days to go before the game. The most seats are in the northern stand, where there are 1,246 tickets left. However, they too could disappear by Sunday.
Hajduk is currently leading the championship and Istra 1961 is on the rise. Istra has not conceded a goal in two consecutive games and a spectacle is expected on Sunday. The people of Split have not beaten Istria for 497 days since their last victory on July 17th in Pula when they won 2-0 with goals scored by Melnjak and Livaja.