Last year, Chris Martin's band initially scheduled just one date – today's – at Estádio Cidade de Coimbra, but the high demand for tickets led to the scheduling of a second date, on May 18, and a third, on 20 May and, finally, a fourth date on May 21, 2023.
The high demand for tickets caused congestion in access to official websites, with over 400,000 people waiting on the Ticketline platform.
At the time, the executive president of the Ticketline platform, Ana Ribeiro, told Lusa that the demand for tickets for Coldplay concerts in Portugal had reached an unprecedented level in the country.
For Coimbra, which expects to receive 200,000 people, the concerts are an opportunity for projection, since the city appears on a list of stages on the tour that includes Barcelona, Manchester, Milan, Copenhagen, Gothenburg, Amsterdam, San Diego, Seattle, Vancouver, Los Angeles, among other cities.
In order for Coimbra to host these four concerts, the City Council awarded, in April, financial support in the amount of 440 thousand euros to the promoter Everything is New, within the scope of a collaboration protocol signed between the municipality, the promoter and the Associação Académica de Coimbra – Autonomous Football Organism (AAC/OAF).
The protocol stipulates that the Coimbra City Council will be responsible for replacing or repairing the stadium's turf after the concerts and exempting the promoter of the shows from any fee.
The four Coldplay concerts will also force traffic to be cut off in part of the surrounding area at Estádio Cidade de Coimbra, with special Urban Transport circuits planned.
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