Tickets for the upcoming Spain-Norway match in Malaga sold out within hours after thousands of fans crashed the website
The Royal Spanish Football Federation had reserved 10,000 preferential seating tickets for local fans- malaguistas. After going online on Wednesday, March, 1, the website experienced problems and became non-responsive- apparently due to the excessive demand from fans.
The past few hours of Thursday were controversial and rightfully so. Countless Blanquiazules supporters spent hours waiting on the screen to purchase tickets for the upcoming Spain vs. Norway match, which will take place on March 25th at Malaga’s La Rosaleda Stadium.
The controversy surrounding the ticket sale grew on social media, as it was soon realised that many others were facing the same issue of obtaining tickets before they are available to the general public. It’s important to note that the Federation originally allocated a two-day period (February 28th and March 1st) for the sale, but on Wednesday morning they extended it until 23:59 on Thursday, March 2nd “due to the issues encountered.”
The excitement to see the Spanish National Team return to La Rosaleda is at its peak. Barely 24 hours after the sale opened, the preferred tickets for Malaga CF members for Spain vs. Norway match (March 25th) sold out. Nearly 10,000 seats had been assigned for Luis de la Fuente’s debut as the national team coach, which also serves as the first qualifier match for EURO 2024 in Germany.
The last time La Selección played in Malaga, Carlos Soler and Pablo Sarabia scored goals that led to Spain’s impressive win against the Czech Republic in the Nations League. The tickets were sold out in approximately 24 hours and the atmosphere was electric. As Spain’s new manager, Luis de la Fuente will undoubtedly be hoping to recreate the same energy in his debut match.
About La Rosaleda Stadium
La Rosaleda Stadium is the home of Malaga CF, one of the most successful football clubs in Spain. Located in the heart of the city, the stadium has been the site of countless historic matches and memorable moments throughout its long history.
Originally built in 1941, La Rosaleda has undergone several major renovations and upgrades over the years to keep up with the modern demands of football. Today, it boasts a seating capacity of over 30,000, making it one of the largest stadiums in the country.
One of the unique features of La Rosaleda is its location, situated just a stone’s throw away from the Mediterranean Sea. This creates a unique atmosphere and provides stunning views for fans who attend matches at the stadium.
In addition to hosting Malaga CF’s home matches, La Rosaleda has also served as the site for several major international events, including the UEFA Euro 1982 and the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
Overall, La Rosaleda Stadium is a must-see destination for any football fan visiting Malaga. With its rich history, modern facilities, and stunning location, it offers a truly unforgettable experience for both casual and diehard supporters alike.
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