March 26, 2023

Flamengo x Del Valle should pass 70,000 in the post-Cup record

The Flamengo x Independiente del Valle match for Recopa Sol Americana is expected to welcome more than 70,000 people. The figure, if confirmed, would be the record attendance for club matches after the 2014 World Cup, when Brazilian stadiums were renovated.

The maximum audience that can be reached in the game is 73,000 fans, according to information from those involved in organizing the game. This will happen if all tickets have been traded. There were still just over 2,000 available as of late afternoon.

With tickets already sold out, the Maracanã will welcome around 70,000 spectators. There are about 60,000 tickets on sale. The remainder consists of booths, permanent chairs, and gratuities and guests from Conmebol sponsors.

A capacity of 73,000 people was made possible by the lack of visiting fans. Since there are few fans left, Del Valle will house its guests in boxes at the stadium. Without the visitation sector, the entire southern part of the Maracanã was put up for sale, without the need for security spaces.

The current attendance record in Maracanã for club matches was Flamengo x Palmeiras, in Brazil 2022, with an attendance of 69,997 people. The poll was conducted by UOL columnist Paulo Vinicius Coelho. In this game there were also no visiting fans as determined by the Sports Tribunal as reciprocal because the Red-Blacks could not go to a game at Allianz Park.