The season at the box office closed with numbers never recorded until today: 11 sold out out of 28 home games, over 80 million takings and the highest average attendance in the league (72,640) for the eleventh time in the last thirteen seasons
A passion without limits and, judging by the trend of recent years, constantly increasing. It is that of the Nerazzurri fans, capable of translating the love and support for their team into simply record numbers. Numbers that in Italy only Milan are able to match and that few in Europe manage to improve. This is confirmed by the almost two million spectators registered this year at San Siro in the 28 official matches played by the Nerazzurri in the league and in the cups, with total box office revenue exceeding 80 million and a series of firsts which – as the club points out on its site – “testify to the unique bond between Inter and its fans”.
Spectators and receipts
The Nerazzurri club rightly celebrated the record attendance recorded this year at San Siro, reaching 1,973,505 after the last match of the season against Atalanta. The average attendance in the league (72,640) was the highest ever for the eighth consecutive season, the eleventh in the last 13, and represents a record in the history of the nerazzurri. At European level, only Barcelona (83,200), Borussia Dortmund (81,235), Bayern (75,106) and Manchester United (73,842) did better. The year that ended at San Siro with the match against the Bergamo players, the one that allowed Inter to certify their qualification for the next Champions League, recorded the eleventh sold out, the seventh in the league (another absolute record that improves on the five from last season). Out of six Champions League matches played at San Siro, three were full houses and two other times the threshold of 70,000 spectators was exceeded. The loyalty, passion and enthusiasm of the Nerazzurri people have also given a big hand to the budget, allowing the club to record two record collections in a single season: from 8.2 million against Benfica to 12.5 in the last one euro-derby, while the previous record belonged to the 7.9 reached in 2019 against Barcelona.
The 72,640 average spectators recorded in this championship also tell of constant growth in the last ten years, in which the highest point before the reduced capacities due to the coronavirus pandemic was the 58,190 average spectators of the 18/19 season. The significant jump occurred after two years of stadiums closed due to Covid, when the average paying at San Siro increased by around 25%. To be clear, in the Treble season Inter made only one sold out in the Champions League (on the first day of the group stage against Barça) with an average of 55,074 spectators in the league. From that year onwards, the average remained almost constant until it collapsed during the pandemic and this season’s record numbers, in which finding a coupon for Inter’s home matches was often a feat. A sign that together with the club’s ambitions, the support bar has also risen. Looking forward to that dream to pursue together in Istanbul.
May 30, 2023 (change May 30, 2023 | 12:04)
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