Serie A Tickets?

Jed Zeppelin

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Jedette and I will be in Italy for a couple weeks in September and may be in the neighborhood for Inter vs AC or Genoa hosting Napoli.

Anyone have experience/suggestions for the best way to look into tickets? It may not work with our schedule regardless and I’m sure the derby especially will be a hot ticket but just wanted to throw it out there in case we do have the chance.
 

canderson

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A friend will be there in October and wants to see Lazio v Atalanta and similarly can’t find out how to purchase tickets.
 

BrotherMouzone

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Went to an Inter match at San Siro back in 2018. Was able to get tickets the day before at the team's fan shop in downtown Milan. Took maybe 30 minutes? You got a number and waited for your turn to go to the ticket desk, we just took whatever was available.

They played a recently promoted team (SPAL) when I went, so I think a derby would be much more difficult. Inter's website had information about how to purchase tickets. This was five years ago, pre-COVID, so I don't know how anything's changed since then.
 

Jed Zeppelin

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Went to an Inter match at San Siro back in 2018. Was able to get tickets the day before at the team's fan shop in downtown Milan. Took maybe 30 minutes? You got a number and waited for your turn to go to the ticket desk, we just took whatever was available.

They played a recently promoted team (SPAL) when I went, so I think a derby would be much more difficult. Inter's website had information about how to purchase tickets. This was five years ago, pre-COVID, so I don't know how anything's changed since then.
Thanks, I thought something like the bolded might be the case. I know it can vary for this kind of thing. The last time we were able to get to a match in Europe was in Madrid and our hotel took care of it for us.

The following weekend we'll be in Sicily so it could be fun to hit up a Serie B (or lower) match if we're looking for something to do. Presumably an easier ticket to get.
 

candylandriots

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Jedette and I will be in Italy for a couple weeks in September and may be in the neighborhood for Inter vs AC or Genoa hosting Napoli.

Anyone have experience/suggestions for the best way to look into tickets? It may not work with our schedule regardless and I’m sure the derby especially will be a hot ticket but just wanted to throw it out there in case we do have the chance.
I don’t have any information that will help you get in, but just more something to watch out for. Probably about 10 years ago my wife and I were in Rome.There was a game, we wanted to go - last minute plan. Concierge said just get in a taxi and you can walk up and buy tickets. 30€ taxi ride, walk up to the ticket counter and ask for a couple tickets. Woman says sure thing, just prove to me you live in Rome. Obviously we couldn’t do that, so no ticket. Since it was a derby, I guess this was crowd control exercise, but no amount of assurances that we were Americans with no loyalty to either side made any difference so we took another 30€ taxi ride back, massively irritated with the concierge, having wasted about 90 minutes of time too.

So I guess make sure there aren’t similar measures for the Milan derby.
 

nvalvo

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I wouldn't call this advice, but this was my experience: I went to a Bologna–Genoa match perhaps a decade ago with my wife in Bologna. We just strolled up to the stadium day of and bought some tickets, and hers was actually heavily discounted or even free (?!?) because the league (or team) was trying to encourage women to attend, I think on the theory that they would have a civilizing influence. I can't remember the details. Mine was probably 15 euro.

These were mediocre teams playing for nothing on the last day of the season, but it was a lovely time. The weather was perfect. My wife, not a sports fan, but a historian and an admirer of Italian culture, was charmed by all of the school-aged children cheerfully inviting the Genoese players to go fuck themselves in song the entire time. Both Genoa and Bologna have left-wing fan cultures, so there was no friction or animosity; in fact, both groups of ultras brought banners touting their friendship. The game was a goalless draw.

A few years later, I took her to a Hertha BSC Bundesliga match in Berlin, and the highly-visible armed security, people lighting flares in the stands, and general edge-y vibes really put her off. Bologna was a much chiller vibe.
 

luckiestman

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Go to the team Reddit and I bet they have a pinned guide on how to do it. They do for Roma and AC Milan
 

InstaFace

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I can't help on tickets, but team wise: I'd recommend AC Milan if you have no other particular preference. As of today, they officially employ arguably America's best player, Christian Pulisic, and based on reports they are not unlikely to buy another member or two of our World Cup squad, so you'd have someone to recognize and cheer for going in.

(Same is also true of Venezia, btw - who play in Italy's second tier now, and as a result I'm sure tickets are dirt cheap and easily had)
 

BenjaminDooley

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I wouldn't call this advice, but this was my experience: I went to a Bologna–Genoa match perhaps a decade ago with my wife in Bologna. We just strolled up to the stadium day of and bought some tickets, and hers was actually heavily discounted or even free (?!?) because the league (or team) was trying to encourage women to attend, I think on the theory that they would have a civilizing influence. I can't remember the details. Mine was probably 15 euro.

These were mediocre teams playing for nothing on the last day of the season, but it was a lovely time. The weather was perfect. My wife, not a sports fan, but a historian and an admirer of Italian culture, was charmed by all of the school-aged children cheerfully inviting the Genoese players to go fuck themselves in song the entire time. Both Genoa and Bologna have left-wing fan cultures, so there was no friction or animosity; in fact, both groups of ultras brought banners touting their friendship. The game was a goalless draw.

A few years later, I took her to a Hertha BSC Bundesliga match in Berlin, and the highly-visible armed security, people lighting flares in the stands, and general edge-y vibes really put her off. Bologna was a much chiller vibe.
Thank you, I will keep it in my mind. :)