Spanish supercup in ticket sales farce because it has been revealed that less than NINE percent has been sold by four clubs involved in the Saudi Arabia tournament … with Valencia losing only 26 because fans are not willing to take a £ 1k trip
- The Spanish Super Cup will take place in the coming days in Saudi Arabia
- Atletico Madrid, Valencia, Real Madrid and Barcelona all participate
- It has been found that under NINE percent of the tickets are sold by clubs
- Valencia has only lost 26, while Atletico Madrid has only sold 50 tickets
The four Spanish clubs involved in the updated Super Cup tournament in Saudi Arabia have sold less than NEG percent of the available tickets, has been revealed.
Paltry ticket sales threaten to derail the tournament that is taking place for the first time this week in the Middle East.
Enter a report El Mundo on Monday has revealed that Valencia has sold only 26 tickets to their fans for their semi-final clash with Real Madrid, while only 50 tickets have been sold to fans of Atletico Madrid for their match with Barcelona.
The four Spanish clubs involved in the upcoming Super Cup have sold less than 9% of the tickets
The King Abdullah Sports City location is used to empty seats in the Saudi Professional League – but the arrival of Spain’s top clubs would fill the arena
The big two of Spain have done a little better: Real Madrid has thrown 700 tickets away, while Barcelona has sold 300.
In general, this amounts to less than nine percent of the tickets being sold, with fans proving unwilling for a trip that is likely to cost around £ 1,000.
Flights to Saudi Arabia are currently on sale for around £ 500 return, and with accommodation, tickets and spending money added, the trip would be approaching four digits.
Atletico Madrid has already revealed that they will pay for the match tickets of their 50 fans, while they also promise free tickets for the final when they go to Barcelona and get there.
Diego Simeone’s team faces their La Liga rivals in Jeddah on January 9, 24 hours after Real Madrid will take on Valencia.
The final will then take place on January 12, also at the King Abdullah Sports City stadium with 62,000 places.
The Italian Super Cup, won by Juventus, also took place in the same stadium last January