Barcelona have already sold more than 70,000 tickets to the club’s Champions League quarter-final for women at the Camp Nou in March.
The club began Thursday by confirming that just over 35,000 tickets had been sold to existing members within the first 24 hours after they were made available. But with tickets that then went on sale, barely an hour and a half had passed before that number climbed to 50,000.
The club then went on to reveal on Friday that 70,000 have now been sold.
Tickets start at € 9 and the demand among avid fans who want to see the Champions League holders, who are favorites to sweep to the trophy again in 2022, is clearly huge. There is every reason to believe that sales will continue to grow and grow ahead of the match on March 30.
Barça usually play at Estadio Johan Cruyff with 6,000 capacity at the club’s training center. This means that already over 10 times as many people will attend the Camp Nou, which has the capacity to welcome many, many more still, potentially to their first ever checkers match.
El Clásico is the outstanding draw of the round and will only mark the second time that a competitive checkers match has been played at the iconic stadium. However, it will still be a first with the fans after last season’s city derby against Espanyol was played behind closed doors due to Covid-19.
A Barcelona ladies XI first played a show match at the Camp Nou in 1971. The club as we know them now was founded in 1988 and has come to dominate Spanish women’s football for the past 10 years, translating it into European glory for the first time last season.
Real Madrid is much newer on the women’s football scene. They took over the Madrid club CD Tacon in 2019 and officially changed their name in 2020, and qualified for the Champions League only in their second season as a top club and first used the Real Madrid name.
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