The Italian antitrust authority, l’Autorità Garante Della Concorrenza e del Mercato (AGCM), has widened its probe into the ticketing sales process conducted by Serie A football clubs by launching proceedings against a further two teams, Brescia and Lecce.
The investigation concerns unfair, or “vexatious”, contract terms in the sale of season tickets.
The authority alleges that Brescia and Lecce include terms in their season ticket offers that are unclear and infringe consumer rights.
The investigation relates to clauses which limit the rights of ticket-holders to a refund in the case of stadia being closed or matches being postponed and purport to exempt clubs from paying damages in cases where the postponement of a match has been the direct responsibility of the club.
The alleged infringements represent breaches of articles 33, 34 and 35 of the country’s Consumer Code.
These proceedings continue after cases against two other clubs, Bologna and Parma, were dropped after the two clubs agreed to modify some of their terms.