All 3,000 tickets allocated to the Cup game against the champions this Saturday, to be held in Afula, were sold early
Umm al-Fahm fans. "We could fill a bigger stadium"
Hapoel Umm al-Fahm will host Maccabi TA and the city on Saturday. All 3,000 tickets allocated to the game were sold at an early sale and a group from the sector made it clear: "We could fill a stadium of 15-20,000 places if there was only room."
The game will be held at the Afula stadium and police have called on fans who do not have tickets not to enter the stadium grounds. Police will set up checkpoints in the stadium area and anyone who does not have a ticket will not be able to get in with his vehicle. Following the huge demand, the police also spoke to the Umm al-Fahm administration asking them to send a message to the local audience not to arrive without tickets. The concern of the police is a large load of thousands of fans who will come even though all tickets have run out.
Umm al-Fahm's management said that "every team that comes to us will be honored. Maccabi TA is a respectable club and the playing field is played against them in a sporting way.