Comparing the price of Serie A clubs’ football tickets
The 2018-19 Serie A season is just three weeks away and it is without a doubt one of the most highly anticipated seasons of all time in Italy. Why may be that be? You guessed it, the arrival of five-time Balon D’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo after his €105m move from Real Madrid this summer.
It’s fair to say that, in terms of quality on the pitch, Juventus have been on a branch above all other 19 clubs in the Italian top flight, despite Napoli’s half-hopeful title challenge last term, but watching The Old Lady’s games is actually more affordable than you would expect.
Serie A is different compared to the different top leagues all over Europe. The football is much slower and tactical than, for example, the Premier League in which it’s unpredictable, fast-paced for the most part and always drama-packed – but that doesn’t make Serie A boring, it’s an analysts dream and the quality of football is terrific.
Let’s talk aboutfootball tickets in UKthough. It isn’t cheap whatsoever to get yourself to a match in Italy with some season tickets costing around £3000 and single football tickets costing over £150; we want to talk to you about it.
The preposterous price of AC Milan’s £3326 season tickets is the dearest in Serie A, whilst Internazionale’s £1800 are almost half of that despite the two clubs playing their football in the same stadium, San Siro.
Palermo charge £2994 for their most expensive season ticket, with Lazio, Fiorentina and Bologna also charging more than £2500. Chievo’s dearest season tickets are the least expensive in that category at £400, but the next lowest is £773 at Udinese.
Siena offer the cheapest season ticket in the division at just £92, but even their season tickets rise to £1580. Udinese are the only other club to charge less than £100 for a season ticket (£96), so it really is them and Chievo that offer the most affordable annual tickets in the league.
You have to pay at least £291 for a season ticket at Juventus, whose highest price stands at a respectable £998, but you have to swoop up to £332 to bag the cheapest season ticket with Inter Milan – the highest price in this certain category.
Inter and AC Milan also charge the most for their dearest single football tickets at £170, with Catania and Pescara the next priciest at £150 and Palermo following with theirs at £141 – the same price of the club’s cheapest season tickets.
Props must be given to a number of Serie A clubs – Siena, Cagliari, Sampdoria, Chievo, Udinese and Lazio – for offering single football tickets for £50 or less. But Parma beat them all in terms of fan-friendly single tickets as supporters don’t have to pay more than £20 to watch games at Stadio Ennio Tardini.
Parma fans can get single match tickets from just £8 as well, as can Udinese and Cagliari fans, but Palermo’s £7 football tickets are the cheapest in this category.
You, understandably have to pay the most if you’re wanting to watch just the one-off match at Juventus for £30, with Genoa’s £21 the most expensive after that price.
There are certainly avenues where Serie A is a lot more expensive than other leagues around Europe, including the Premier League.