The Rome clubs of Lazio and Roma are two of Europe’s most historic footballing institutions. Conveniently, for anyone wanting to watch them in the flesh, both play at the same venue, the iconic Stadio Olimpico, located within the Foro Italico sports complex, north of the city. With a capacity of 72,698, it is a hugely prestigious arena, and one of European football’s last remaining traditional stadiums. But it is the passion and fervour of the fans that helps create a truly remarkable atmosphere that entrances all who visit.
An impressive crowd display by Roma fans at Stadio Olimpico (Photo: Avi Tm via Flickr)
The Serie A season is played from August to May, with a 16-day winter break from mid-December to the beginning of January. Both Rome clubs play 19 home games a season, with numerous domestic cup games (and often European games, too) added to that total. If you’d like to watch a game featuring one or both clubs, you can see full fixture lists for the remainder of the season on the Rome and Lazio official club websites, as well as elsewhere online.
Our match ticket search results
Italian football attendances have been a little in the doldrums in recent years, but the upside to this is that visitors can usually find themselves a ticket with relatively little trouble. One of the notable exceptions, however, is the Roma vs Lazio derby, but if you’re content to attend a less distinguished fixture, then there are myriad ways you can pick up a ticket. We’ve dug deep in order to find three of the best, which we present below.
StubHub are an intermediary for people wanting to buy or sell tickets for sport, theatre, music, and other entertainment events. They don’t own the tickets themselves, but the risk of fakes remains low and they also promise to provide comparable or superior tickets if there’s an issue at the gate that is later verifiable. Sellers can post tickets at any price they wish, and StubHub take a commission from each sale. They offer VIP tickets too, and for some clubs there’s a downloadable e-ticket service o you don’t have to worry about waiting for delivery. Based on reviews, ticket delivery is speedy and reliable, and customer service has excellent feedback. Ticket availability is strong, with our searches for Roma and Lazio matches bringing up tickets for every game scheduled for the rest of the season, with rates as low as £27 for some fixtures.
This well established online ticket platform can often sell tickets up to a year in advance. When we searched for games at the Stadio Olimpico to watch either Rome club, there seemed to be plenty of availability. In fact, for the next two home games for both teams, Viagogo have tickets starting at just £32. This is partly due to the fact that Italian soccer games tend to be cheaper than in other European leagues, but given that sellers using the site can price tickets however they wish, it was still pleasing to see such cheap rates. Other benefits include a guarantee that if you book more than one ticket, the seats will be alongside each other, meaning you won’t be separated from your companions.
For the majority of Rome and Lazio home games, a significant amount of tickets usually end up on general sale. The one exception is for the iconic Rome derby, so if you’re desperate to tick that one off your bucket list, then your best chance is one of the websites listed below. However, if you’re content to attend a less prestigious match, then you should be able to pick up a ticket via the club. For European games and cup ties, there will occasionally be a pre-sale only open to season ticket holders, but all games reach general sale in the week(s) prior to kick-off. Tickets generally go on sale for home matches between three and four weeks before the game, although this can vary depending on the significance of the fixture and the time of the season. You can purchase tickets either online, on the phone, at the stadium or at specific points around the city.