Take a dream ranking, a team that in the very first part of the season left everyone speechless, the most talked-about center-forward in the category (and even beyond), the return of the supporters of the ultras, the stadium at 75% of the capacity and a beautiful sunny afternoon in late October. Mix them and let yourself go charge generated by an Arena Garibaldi that promises to be ‘that of the past’ (pre-Covid). Pisa-Pordenone Sunday 24 October will be followed by at least 6 thousand spectators: the presale for the eighth round of the Serie B tournament is proceeding at full speed.
After the pre-emption phase, which was sold out last Monday, on Tuesday 19 October the free sale of the coupons not redeemed by old subscribers and voucher holders began. And the acceleration was powerful: in a few hours the box offices registered the sold out for the Curva Nord and Gradinata sectors, the most popular in economic terms and the hottest in terms of fan decibels. They only remain a few hundred tickets available in the lower and upper grandstand: the two ‘expensive’ sectors and, traditionally, less likely to be sold out. But until Sunday another substantial amount of tickets will surely be happy and the Nerazzurri stadium will break through the wall of 6 thousand admissions.
The Garibaldi Arena, following the government’s decision, for the first time returns to 75% of the total capacity: there are about 7500 places available, of which 675 are intended for the host supporters. To date, the tickets purchased by Friulian supporters are only a few dozen. The other sectors of the stadium will once again present themselves with a populated and colorful glance like not seen for over a year and a half. The last time the Arena was so crowded dates back to February 29, 2020, the last match played with open doors before the lockdown: about 7 thousand fans showed up to follow Pisa-Perugia. In the previous home games of this championship the record belongs to the match against Reggina on 2 October, when 5 thousand appearances were recorded. A record already abundantly broken.
Meanwhile, positive news arrives from the field: Gucher, out on the trip to Crotone to enjoy little Camilla with his wife in Austria, is fully recovered from the inflammation of the Achilles tendon. The rest of the group is at the disposal of the technician D’Angelo, except for the long-term patients Siega and Berra. Finally, the company and Marius Marin signed the extension of the contract: the Romanian midfielder has signed an agreement with the Nerazzurri until 30 June 2025.
‘Come on Gianlu’
Sunday 24 October outside the stadium, in via Luigi Bianchi, a counter will also be set up where it will be possible to buy the volume ‘Forward Gianlu’, written by Gianluca, one of the souls of the Curva Nord. In collaboration with AIL – Italian association for the fight against leukemia, lymphomas and myelomas, the Nerazzurri fan proposes the second edition of his book based on his experience of cure and battle against cancer: the book is also on sale in some points of sale in the city and province. All proceeds will be donated to charity. The recipients are many: the purchase of a special bed for the Cisanello intensive care unit, air conditioners for a family home, an exercise bike for patients suffering from haematological diseases, a defibrillator for the Boxing Team gym in San Giuliano Terme and also for donations. to the project ‘A passage for Greta’ and to the Shark Park dedicated to the memory of the Nerazzurri fan Matteo Grilli.