President Claudio Lotito has no intention of lowering the price of Lazio tickets for the upcoming match against Milan, despite fan complaints.
The club’s ultras released a statement on Sunday complaining about the high costs of Lazio tickets for Sunday’s top Serie A clash against Scudetto hopefuls Milan. The Curva Nord tickets start at €40 and the Tribuna Tevere tickets start at €60, something that the Biancocelesti faithful find unacceptable.
As detailed by Il Messaggero (via LazioNews24), Lotito prefers the cold logic of the numbers when thinking about pricing Lazio tickets, rather than looking to reward the fans who regularly attend the stadium.
Lazio average around 20,000 spectators per him match, the six highest on average in Serie A. Even when the tickets have been affordable, the fans haven’t been able to fill the house at the Stadio Olimpico, so Lotito’s position is understandable from a business perspective.
Below is the Lazio ultras’ statement regarding the protest in full:
That’s enough now, shame on you all, unworthy clubs! 40 euros for a Curva ticket for Lazio-Milan, 60 for the Tevere… Prices that are an insult to the Lazio fan, the one who has always been there, at home and away, and who certainly isn’t solved at big matches.
“Go to the stadium on your own.”
We won’t be there this time, but we’ll still make our support for the team felt. We’ll meet at 15:00 at Ponte Milvio, with scarves, flags and Biancocelesti banners.
At 19.30 we will then move outside the curve to support our Lazio. Everything for Lazio, nothing for Lotito… because Lazio belongs to the Lazio fans!