Crisis in the stands: Barcelona suffers the Messi ‘effect’ on ticket sales

The next duel of the against Getafe, of the third day of which will be played on August 29 at 5:00 p.m. at the Camp Nou, will once again have a reduced public capacity, in the same way that happened on the first day against Real Sociedad.

Last Sunday 20,384 spectators out of a maximum allowed of 22,000 witnessed the official premiere of Ronald Koeman’s, which was the return of Barça fans to the Camp Nou after practically a year and a half without being able to attend their team’s matches due to fault the pandemic.

This time the Barcelona It has not yet announced what the maximum capacity allowed will be, but it has informed that at the moment only members who subscribe will be able to request their entry from this Wednesday until Monday 23 at 9 p.m. and that each request may gather a maximum of six paid members with a seat in the same area of ​​the stadium.

In the event that there is more demand than available tickets, a raffle will be held. Before Real Sociedad it was not necessary because only 15,280 subscribers requested entry. Thus, the rest were made available to members without subscription and to the general public.

Barça in absolute crisis

In the economic line, which this year makes the arrival of Haaland or another world star impossible, the president of Barcelona reported on a gloomy outlook regarding the financial situation of the club, noting that the debt has increased to 1.35 billion euros.

Joan Laporta blamed the previous administration of Josep Bartomeu for the situation of the team that led to the departure of Lionel Messi. The Catalan lawyer also accused his predecessor of lying constantly and said that he and his board of directors must be held accountable.

Laporta stressed that the club recorded losses of 481 million euros and was left with a negative balance of 451 million euros, which makes negotiations with the players difficult.

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