Scottish Championship football club Inverness Caledonian Thistle has set a new record attendance for Caledonian Stadium after selling more than 7,820 virtual tickets for its upcoming match against Hearts.

The fixture will take place on February 26 behind closed doors due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions. In the absence of fans, Inverness is selling virtual tickets for the match at the 7,822-capacity Caledonian Stadium.

The club has already shifted upwards of 7,820 virtual tickets for the match, surpassing its previous record attendance of 7,753, which was set against Rangers in 2008. A number of Hearts fans have purchased tickets and Inverness said it is “astonished and full of gratitude” to those who have supported the initiative.

The tickets went on sale on Saturday, with over 4,700 snapped up within 24 hours, including 1,000 in a 90-minute period.

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