Roma launched the initiative, with the proceeds going to the charity of the club.
Although no supporters were allowed in the stadium for the clash againstLazio
, it was yet a sellout.
’s “Inside the Derby” initiative that made it feasible, with 46,000 tickets sold for the game.
The virtual tickets were sold for €2, with the benefits going to the club’s charity.
A sold-out Stadio Olimpico and a special choreography for the fans, by the fans,"
read a statement from Roma.
"This is the exceptional result of the 'Inside the Derby' initiative launched by AS Roma for the derby on Saturday May 15.
"Throughout the week, the club has allowed its fans to actively participate in the choreography created in the Curva Sud. Thanks to the purchase of a virtual ticket, the proceeds of which were entirely donated to the Roma Cares charity foundation, Giallorossi fans were able to contribute to colouring a stadium that would otherwise be empty due to Covid-19 restrictions.
"No distance can dampen the love of the fans, however. Roma supporters enthusiastically embraced the initiative launched by the club. With 46,036 tickets sold, 'Inside the Derby' became the most successful virtual ticketing campaign among the five major European leagues.
"In this way, AS Roma wanted to reiterate its desire to support football that has the fans at heart."
The Giallorossi defeated their city rivals 2-0, courtesy of Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pedro’s goals. It saw them keep their place on the Serie A table, sitting seventh lacking six points from Lazio in the six place.