Inter and Milan risk having to start from scratch in the project to build a new stadium. The process has been advancing, but the posture of the new Italian government might soon turn out to be a major obstacle, La Gazzetta dello Sport informs.
The city council recommended increasing the capacity to 70k spectators, keeping the same ticket prices, and building more green areas. Those shouldn’t be big problems, but it’s uncertain whether the greenlight will come before the January 21st deadline.
The main hurdle is that the new cabinet doesn’t want San Siro to be torn down, as the project would do after 2026. Culture undersecretary Vittorio Sgarbi is ready to pose restrictions to outright forbid it. It would significantly set back the project for the new Inter and Milan stadium.
The sides are waiting for the situation to unfold. The next step is the executive project, which costs around €40/50M. Major Giuseppe Sala is likely to wait for the decisions by the cabinet to avoid confusion.
The option of moving away from the area is regaining steam. The minister of Infrastructure Matteo Salvini stated.
“Milan and Inter shouldn’t waste any more time and build a new, nice, modern, and safe stadium in Sesto San Giovanni.”
While the two outfits are willing to consider the alternative, it wouldn’t be easy to pivot after spending time, money, and energy on the previous project. It’s also possible the Rossoneri will proceed on their own. Instead, La Beneamata isn’t opposed to staying and renovating the Giuseppe Meazza.
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