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21,300 handball fans will soon be packed inside the Parken Football Stadium

Biggest European Cup crowd ever will see AGK vs. FCB quarter-final

Everything is well prepared for the biggest ever clash in an European club competition match.

When AG Kobenhavn face defending champions FC Barcelona Intersport on Friday 20 April (20:10 hrs local time) 21,300 spectators inside the Parken Football Stadium in the Danish capital of Copenhagen and many more watching online and TV around the world will be watching one of the biggest handball games ever in global club handball.

By Wednesday (18 April) the full capacity of 21,000 tickets were sold, with the final release of 300 extra seats for the so-called “HandboldFesten” (Handball Festival). It only had taken two hours after the draw at the end of March when the “magic number” of 10,000 tickets had been sold, and with the extra tickets now sold, the match will see the biggest attendance ever in a match of the European Cup since the foundation of the EHF in 1991.

AGK club manager Sören Colding, speaking on the Official Club Website at is pleased by these numbers. “Obviously we are proud that AG Kobenhavn now stands for the greatest EHF Champions League game ever. There will be a unique atmosphere in the Parken Arena. We hope that everyone will back up our players throughout the match, so we can have the greatest celebration and the best possible starting point before the return match next weekend in Barcelona.”

Three hours before the throw-off the official programme of events starts with the gathering of the fan clubs and those attending can expect big entertainment including live music and games.

And with the support from the stands the season debutants in the VELUX EHF Champions League AGK, will hope for the big sensation – eliminating the defending champions on their way to Cologne: “A Danish team participating at the VELUX EHF FINAL4 would be historic. We are shaping a gigantic sports festival, but ultimately it's up to viewers to give it full throttle and make a genuine VELUX EHF Champions League bang in the stands,” Colding said.

TEXT: Björn Pazen