Olympique de Marseille will play its very last preparation match against Villarreal on Saturday July 31. For this meeting, 30,000 supporters are expected at the Stade Vélodrome. A first with so many audiences for more than 17 months on the Marseille side.
The return to normal life is being done gradually and Olympique de Marseille wishes to support the movement. According to information unveiled by Provence on Thursday, OM’s very last preparatory match, on Saturday July 31, against Villarreal, should be played in front of 30,000 supporters at the Vélodrome stadium.
Theoretically, the Marseille club could completely fill its stadium and accommodate 67,000 people, because no gauge is currently set by the public authorities. But while the epidemic situation is proving to be more and more worrying with the spread of the Delta variant, the Marseille leaders have therefore decided to gradually open access to the Vélodrome.
7,000 tickets already reserved
On Thursday July 15, 4,000 people were present in Fos-sur-Mer to attend the preparation match won by OM against Servette FC (3-1). This time, OM, which drew Wednesday against Sporting Braga (1-1), is therefore targeting 30,000 supporters, who will obviously all have to have a health pass to access the stands.
7,000 tickets have already been reserved for this match between Marseille and the recent winner of the Europa League. Marseille leaders are still waiting for many bookings for this match, which will be OM’s last before starting their Ligue 1 season on August 8 on the lawn in Montpellier.