The Milan clubs of AC and Inter are two of Europe’s most glamorous sporting institutions, and for football fans visiting the city, watching a live match can be a memorable experience. Conveniently for those keen to do so, both play at the same venue, the iconic Stadio San Siro, located in the northwest area of the city. With a capacity of 80,000, this is a magnificent venue in its own right, and one of Europe’s last remaining traditional stadiums. But it is the passion of the fans that helps create a truly captivating atmosphere and experience.
A choreographed crowd display at the San Siro (Photo: r yau via Flickr)
The Italian league season runs from August to May, with a 16-day winter break from mid-December to the start of January. Both AC and Inter Milan play 19 home games a season, with several cup games (including European games) usually on top of that as well. If you’d like to attend a game featuring one – or both – clubs, you can view full fixture lists for the upcoming season with a quick search online.
Livefootballtickets.com are our recommended choice for buying AC and Inter tickets online. While their admin fees are a little higher than other providers, they tended to offer a larger choice of tickets for a number of games we searched for – although for more prestigious games the choice is rather more limited. Another perk is that the website allows you to buy up to 4 tickets next to each other, with is useful for larger groups wishing to attend a game together. During our searches for games for the remainder of the 2019/20 season, tickets were available for every remaining home fixture, with prices starting at £32 for less prestigious games such as AC Milan vs Torino. For extra peace of mind, the website also offers a “150%” money-back guarantee if, for example, you fail to receive your tickets, or can’t access the stadium due to an issue with your tickets.
A good alternative to Live Football Tickets, albeit a touch more expensive, is Viagogo. The company works with a network of suppliers which resell tickets owned by members that can’t attend certain games. This means Viagogo is actually in hold of the tickets before they resell them, ensuring there’s virtually no risk of you buying fakes. For tickets at the San Siro to watch either Milan clubs, there appears to be plenty of availability, even for games approaching over the next week or two. In fact, for the next two home games for both Inter and AC Milan, Viagogo have tickets starting at just £7 (Milan vs Hellas Verona) and £17 (Inter vs Fiorentina). This is partly due to the fact that Italian soccer games tend to be cheaper than their European counterparts, but given that vendors on the site can in theory sell tickets for whatever price they want, it was reassuring to see such affordability. Other benefits are that if you book two or more tickets at the same time, they are guaranteed to be next to each other.
For the majority of AC Milan and Inter Milan home games, a sizeable number of tickets tend to become available on general sale. The notable exception is for the legendary Milan derby, so if you want to fulfil a lifetime’s ambition and attend one of these fabled fixtures, then your best bet is one of the websites listed above. But if you’re content to see a less high profile match, then a reliable option is to pick up a ticket via the clubs’ official websites. While there are no resale tickets for sold out games at the San Siro, it’s not uncommon for tickets to be left over for public purchase – although bear in mind tickets tend to be a bit pricier than on Live Football Tickets. The official websites are also a popular choice for fans seeking hospitality tickets, with both clubs offering a variety of VIP packages for home games. Ticket details for specific games are frequently updated on both clubs’ respective websites, so if you already know the match you want to go to, then keep checking online for when the information is available. You can purchase standard tickets either online, on the phone, at the stadium or at specific points around the city.