Over 60,000 spectators will be at the San Siro for this evening’s Champions League group stage opener between Inter and Bayern Munich, but it will not be sold out.

This according to today’s print edition of Rome-based newspaper Corriere dello Sport, who report that a number of factors have meant that unlike some recent matches, the Nerazzurri fans have not sold out the stadium for this evening’s match.

Higher ticket prices for Champions League matches compared to Serie A fixtures look to be a major factor in why the San Siro is not sold out for this evening’s match as clashes with Spezia and Cremonese were, and the next two league matches against Torino and Roma are expected to be.

Moreover, according to the Corriere, the fact that so many matches are scheduled so close together this early in the season has led to fans having to make decisions about which matches to attend, whilst other sporting events including Eurobasket and the Monza Grand Prix also compete for fan attention.