The giallorossi are still waiting for a new stadium and in the 2017-18 season, Roma’s matchday annual revenue has been a little disappointing.
Roma President Jim Pallotta is still waiting for the final approval to build a new facility in the eternal city. The American investor had presented a project about six years ago, but the Italian bureaucracy and the frequent change of political power in the city slowed the process.
According to a research carried out by the Italian outlet Calcio e Finanza, Roma banked about €39 million with the Stadio Olimpico last season. The top Italian side Juventus, instead, made €56m in the 2017-18 campaign.
Although this economic performance of the giallorossi can be considered disappointing, it is still better than that of the two clubs of Milan. Inter and AC Milan have hosted a higher average viewer per match in their stadium, (Inter – 56,000 per game | AC Milan – 40,000 per game).
The factor that must be taken into consideration is the so-called RevPA (Revenue per Attendance). In reference to this parameter, the top Italian clubs reported the following revenue:
- Juventus (RevPA = €53.43);
- Roma (€37.87);
- Inter (€32.86);
- AC Milan (€29.68).
The top European sides are immensely more productive. As reported by Calcio e Finanza, Barcelona lead the group with a matchday annual revenue of €139.5 million. Real Madrid follow their national rival (€123.2m) while Manchester United sit in the third position (€124.7m). Although the Red Devils have banked more than the Blancos in the 2017-18 campaign, their RevPA is lower (€62.09). Manchester City (€64.3m | RevPA €45.63), instead, are ahead of Roma but behind Juventus.