Besiktas aim to break Man Utd’s Europa League record [divider]
Beşiktaş are expecting to break Manchester United’s Europa League attendance record against Club Brugge today.
The current Europa League crowd attendance record was set in 2012 when 67,328 supporters filled the stands during the Manchester United – Ajax game at Old Trafford.
The Atatürk Olympic stadium has a maximum capacity of 76,000 but due to security regulations set by UEFA there will have to be rows left empty around the away stand.
The Black Eagles almost broke the record against Liverpool when 63,324 fans turned out at the Atatürk Olympic stadium.
Beşiktaş have already sold out all traditional paper and Passolig e-tickets ahead of the game.
The season ticket holders will determine whether the record ends up being broken.
If all the season ticket holders turn out for the game an estimated 70,000 Beşiktaş fans will fill the stands.
Beşiktaş supporters are expected to arrive up to an hour before the game to take part in the clubs 112th anniversary celebrations.