UDINESE are cashing in on Cristiano Ronaldo’s move to Italy by TRIPLING the price of tickets for their match against Juventus.
The Italian club face the Serie A champions in October and are charging up to £125 (€140) for seats in their main stand.
Prices start at €60 (£53) for the cheapest tickets, nearly three times as much as normal.
A standard fixture, that doesn’t feature the five time Ballon d’Or winner, ranges from between €24-40.
Tickets may not be officially on sale for the match in Udine until August 24, but fans are already listing them on resale sites.
The clash on Sunday 7 October is already billed as the “best selling event in Udine” on ticket resale site Viagogo.
Resale value for these in-demand tickets is so high that the cheapest ticket starts at £211 and there are only 15 available to buy on this site – and that’s before real fans have even got their hands on tickets.
Like many clubs around Europe, Udinese’s prices vary depending on the opposition.
When Udinese face Torino or Sampdoria tickets begin at the €20 mark, but when they face top Serie A sides they can hike the prices up.
However, none of their other fixtures have prices that compare to what they are charging for their clash with the defending champions.
The Ronaldo effect is clearly having an impact in Italy, most notably for Juventus who sold out their season tickets in record time.
The Old Lady’s £90m expenditure on the Portuguese ace sets to be a small price to pay for what they’ll reap in rewards
Even viewing figures have shot up since Ronaldo signed for Juve, with Sky Italia boasting 2.3m viewers for his debut against Chievo.
But the reverse seems to be happening in Spain, as Real Madrid have seen ticket sales slump to a ten-year low.