Lazio president Claudio Lotito conceded his club would unlikely be able to draw the same crowds at the Stadio Olimpico as their in-city rivals Roma.
GIallorossi supporters have been coming out in droves after COVID restrictions in football stadiums were removed in March, averaging an attendance over 60,000.
“Lazio has always been high in the Serie A table, between fourth and sixth,” he told Lazio Style Radio.
“We’re always playing in Europe so I’m confused by the hostile attitude (from supporters) because it doesn’t make sense.”
“The ticket prices aren’t an issue. I’m well aware of the economic crisis but I don’t know if we’d have a full house even if we gave away all the tickets.”
Adding, “In the last game against Samp, we gave away 3,000 tickets and the rest cost between €10-20 but attendance was still around 30,000. The issue is we have a limited presence compared to other clubs.”
“However, supporters should be glad that we’ve had stability in ownership unlike Roma, Milan and Inter. Lazio don’t have any problems regardless of the nonsense that’s written. I’m just a punching bag for the fanbase.”