On Monday night, a record was broken: There were even more spectators at the game for Euro 2024 at Stožice than the official capacity of the stadium!
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According to official figures, the largest football stadium in Slovenia can hold a maximum of 16,038 spectators. But on Monday evening, when Slovenia won over Kazakhstan and secured their place at Euro 2024, there were a few hundred more in the stands! And it’s not insignificant – all of you who were at the race helped set a new Slovenian record. It was the best-attended home game of the national football team since Slovenia’s independence!
According to the Stožice data, the Football Association of Slovenia 16,432 spectators, which fell short of the record by just under 300 people. The previous record mark was 16,135, set on 11 August 2010when Slovenia beat Australia 2-0 in a friendly match at the stadium’s opening.
In the following years, we have also witnessed matches with much worse attendances. When the results crisis was at its worst, several thousand fans went to the games. There is now a euphoria in the land on the sunny side of the Alps that could certainly fill at least two such stadiums. If not more…
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