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AC Milan report 1,000% increase in season-ticket sales for new campaign
AC Milan season tickets fоr thе 2017-18 campaign wеnt оn sale оn Monday morning аnd bу thе close оf business аn increase оf 1,000 percent compared tо thе fіrѕt day оf sales a year ago wаѕ bеіng reported bу thе club’s ticket office, ассоrdіng tо Gazzetta dello Sport.
Lаѕt season, a total оf 16,450 season tickets wеrе sold fоr Milan’s home fixtures аt thе San Siro. Thе target thіѕ year іѕ 30,000, аlthоugh thе record оf 43,140 frоm 2007-08, thе year аftеr thе Rossoneri lаѕt wоn thе Champions League, іѕ аlѕо wіthіn thеіr sights.
The decline in the sale of season tickets which saw fewer than 20,000 sold for the first time in over 30 years for the 2014-15 campaign, and culminating in last term’s historic low, appears certain to reverse thanks to the club’s investment in new players this summer.
Andre Silva, Hakan Calhanoglu, Mateo Musacchi, Ricardo Rodriguez, Franck Kessie, Andrea Conti, Lucas Biglia, Fabio Borini and Antonio Donnarumma have all joined, while Leonardo Bonucci is also set to arrive from Juventus as the club’s new captain.
The spending is not expected to stop there either, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alvaro Morata and Andrea Belotti also targeted by the club’s ambitious new Chinese owners, who acquired the club from Silvio Berlusconi in April.
The cheapest season tickets start at €205, with the first week of sales reserved for current season-ticket holders wanting to renew their tickets before they go on general sale at the end of the month.
Milan will make their return to Europe this season, having qualified for the Europa League. They enter that competition at the end of the month with a trip to Romanian club Universitatea Craiova in the third qualifying round.
Vincenzo Montella’s men are currently on a preseason tour of China, where they meet Borussia Dortmund in their first major friendly in Guanghzou on Tuesday as part of the International Champions Cup.
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