The match against Atlético de Madrid that will be played at the Reale Arena next week will be only for Real Sociedad members. Due to capacity restrictions current due to the contagion problems of the omicron variant of the coronavirus, the San Sebastian club has decided to cancel all its ticket commitments with its sponsors and collaborators, and Access to the stadium in that round of 16 match of the Copa del Rey will be exclusive to Real Sociedad subscribers. This has been communicated by the realistic entity through a press release in which it explains all the details and ends by apologizing. “From these lines we regret not being able to satisfy the demand of the rest of the fans. Given the capacity restrictions that we are experiencing today, we must prioritize the assistance of our partners “.
Real Sociedad will receive the visit of Atlético de Madrid in the round of 16 of the Copa del Rey next week. Is about a single-match tie to be played at the Reale Arena on January 19 or 20, because the final date is at the expense of what happens in the Super Cup from Spain who is at stake these days in Arabia and in which his rival, Atlético, is also. Waiting to know the specific date, the Real is preparing for a match for which it was beginning to have a high demand for tickets, but which could not satisfy everyone, because the current restriction due to the coronavirus only allows it fill 75% of the total capacity of the stadium. This means that it will only have a capacity for 30,000 spectators out of a general capacity of 40,000.
So the San Sebastian club has decided to prioritize the loyalty of its members. “The Royal Society sets itself the objective that the members who want to attend the game can do so without exceeding the maximum allowed capacity”. Even so, if all the members were to the field in that match, the capacity of 30,000 spectators would be exceeded, because at present the San Sebastian club exceeds the number of 35,000 subscribers. However, it is expected that with this measure it will not be necessary to carry out any type of raffle. “Once the data has been analyzed (capacity management, capacity predictions, precedents …), it is considered that these measures will be sufficient so as not to require prior registration and, in this way, enable all those members who they want to go to the game they can do it without exceeding the maximum allowed capacity “, they point out from the Real.
The measures that the realistic club has prepared to guarantee the exclusive access of the members to the Cup match against Atlético are clear. “Tickets will not be sold. And all invitations and contractual commitments are canceled,” they explain at the club, who appreciate the understanding of the companies with which La Real usually works. “We want to thank all these agents who share a relationship with the club for their total predisposition and, in particular, our sponsor BM Supermercados, who has accepted this decision with absolute understanding,” concludes the club.