Inter and Milan are divided over the construction of the new stadium
In recent days, the two Milanese clubs have clarified their intentions regarding the construction of the new stadium, which will have to replace the glorious Meazza in San Siro. It is now certain that neither of the two clubs wants to renew or replace San Siro in partnership, because it seems that the path chosen is that each club can build its own stadium. The mayor of Milan, Beppe Sala, expressed great regret regarding the choices of the two clubs, who decided to abandon the road in order to be able to build a single stadium, which should have replaced the glorious stadium, the scene of many challenges that are part of the history of Italian and international football.
AC Milan has communicated to the mayor their desire to build their own stadium on the land of the La Maura racecourse and that within twenty days they will verify the feasibility of the project. In turn, Inter communicated that if Milan abandon the idea of building the stadium together, as planned in recent months, they would have already identified an area outside Milan, which could be in the Assago area.
However, on the Inter side there is the will to be able to build the stadium jointly, but if Milan were to lean towards building it alone, then the black and blue club will also lean towards the construction of a new stadium and clearly it will not be the one to completely renovate San Siro, this as stated by the CEO of the Antonello club.
Old San Siro new problem
The mayor, having taken note of this decision by the clubs, underlined how the old San Siro will become a problem for the city, as its management will bring additional costs to the municipal budget. He also stressed that he hopes that Milan can rethink it and continue with their initial intention, which is to build the new stadium together with their Inter cousins.
The mayor of Milan is concerned that the old San Siro does not become a cathedral in the desert and that its management could have a negative impact in the future, which would be borne by all Milanese citizens.
New zones for new stadiums
For this reason there is much anticipation for what will be the final decision by the Rossoneri club, also because a possible choice of the Ippodramo La Maura area would have a further problem, which concerns the position taken by the residents of the Lampugnano area, who have already expressed their opposition to the construction of a new stadium.
By now it is certain that even in Milan, as has already happened in Rome, the construction of a new stadium leads to endless discussions and problems, which hardly bring the clubs and the municipal administrations into agreement. As we wrote in a specific article in recent months, which talks about the law on stadiums, there are many critical issues, but what must certainly be emphasized is that Italian stadiums are old and no longer adequate for what the demand is that the public requires in order to attend a football match.
Furthermore, with this system, the clubs lack the fundamental resources to be able to compete at an international level and the gap with the most successful foreign clubs is increasingly important. In order for Inter and Milan to shine again on the international field, they need resources that can come from the management of a new stadium and this could happen if they manage to quickly resolve the various disputes that have been going on for years and which unfortunately are not bringing any good for the clubs.
What we like to underline, regardless of where the new stadiums will be built, the San Siro stadium has represented the history of Italian football, where many emotions were felt not only for Milan and Inter fans but also for those of the national team and for this we need a special eye and we hope so towards what is recognized by all as “La Scala of Italian football”.