Bnei Yehuda will face Hapoel Beer Sheva tomorrow (Saturday, 19:15) in the last game of the regular season in the Premier League at Toto Turner Stadium, and while it will try to collect at least one more point before the lower playoffs, the host will fight for its place in the upper playoffs. Ahead of the important game, Bnei Yehuda announced that its fans will not be able to enter Turner, despite its requests towards the Reds management.
“Despite repeated requests from us and the league administration, the Hapoel Beer Sheva administration has decided not to provide us with tickets for the game at Turner Stadium,” Bnei Yehuda said in a statement. “It is important to emphasize that according to the outline of the return of the new crowd, a home team is not obliged to transfer tickets to the visiting team, but we did hope that we could get a certain percentage of the total number of tickets, unfortunately this did not happen.”
In contrast to the move by Hapoel B’Shlosha, Maccabi Tel Aviv, for example, did allocate 10% of the amount of tickets allowed for sale ahead of the derby against Hapoel Tel Aviv, with 500 of its fans able to come to Bloomfield, even though the Yellows are not obligated to do so. With or without a connection, it should also be noted that there is not much love between the two clubs to say the least, especially in light of the resignation of Yossi Aboksis from Bash and his return to Bnei Yehuda during a peaceful exchange of accusations from both sides last January. The surrounding atmosphere continues to warm up, with this announcement from Bnei Yehuda.
Be’er Sheva: “The allegations about ‘tensions’ are false”
In Be’er Sheva, they referred to allegations of tension against the Oranges and said: “The allegations regarding ‘tension’ against Bnei Yehuda are false and have no basis. All approvals for parts from Toto Turner Stadium were received only last night and he is still operating under limits on the amount of crowd in each stands due to works on the stadium roof. In addition, only last night was the official approval from the Football Leagues Administration regarding the admission of 5,000 fans received. Allocating tickets to a guest audience in the north stand would in fact cause most of the stand to be given to the away team due to the separation of chairs and the required buffering, which would have left for our fans only 3,000 tickets out of the 5,000 happy per game. It is important to note that the club stated at every stage at which it was given the choice not to allocate tickets to the outside public, so the claim regarding “tension” with Bnei Yehuda is ridiculous. “