In March 2014, Istria faced Rijeka in the semi-finals of the Cup at Aldo Drosina, drawing a record 7,500 spectators to Pula stadium. This weekend, Hajduk Split will arrive in Pula for their upcoming match against Istria. The central western stand and southern part are already sold out, with only four tickets remaining for the eastern stand as of now. The northern stand has the most seats left, with 1,246 tickets still available. With five days until the game and 7,654 tickets already sold, the record from 2014 has been broken.
Istra 1961 is currently leading the championship and has not conceded a goal in two consecutive games. Expectations are high for a thrilling match on Sunday as Hajduk Split tries to break their losing streak against Istria after 497 days without a win. The last time they celebrated was on July 17, 2022 in Pula when they won 2-0 over Istria with goals scored by Melnjak and Livaja.