The San Siro is already completely sold out for next month’s Serie A clash between Inter Milan and Juventus
This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews. The Gazzetta anticipate that the Derby d’Italia could approach the record for gate earnings in the Italian top flight.
It is not exactly hard to see why the anticipation is high for the match between Inter and Juventus on February 4th.
That match will see first and second in the Serie A table square off.
No matter what the results are between now and that match, the Nerazzurri will be either first or second. The same is true of the Bianconeri.
The only question is which of the two teams will be first.
In any event, the margin will certainly be a tight one either way.
Inter and Juventus, it appears, are the two main contenders for the Serie A title. Only AC Milan look to be in range to catch the pair at the top realistically.
San Siro Sold Out For Inter Vs Juventus Serie A Clash Already
So every ticket available has already sold out for that Derby d’Italia match, well over a week before the date of the match itself.
And moreover, the Gazzetta notes, the two teams could very well be in range of the record for gate receipt earnings in Serie A.
At the moment, the record is for the match between Inter and Juventus in October of 2019.
That match was was just a few months before the pandemic lockdown.
That match brought in €6.6 million in gate receipt earnings.
The second-highest gate receipt earning in Serie A history came during the current season. The Milan derby between Inter and AC Milan in September brought in €6.2 million.
After that in third and fourth are two other Milan derbies at the San Siro – in March of 2019, and February of 2023.
The Gazzetta forecast that the upcoming Derby d’Italia will bring in over €6 million.
Therefore, it should get a “podium finish” so to speak, even if the amount doesn’t reach the €6.6 million for the meeting between Inter and Juventus more than four years ago.