Milan Chief Talks Replacing San Siro with New Stadium

Milan president Paolo Scaroni shared his point of view about the Chelsea game and expounded on their plans for the new stadium. The public debate on the matter kicked off earlier today, as Tuttomercatoweb reports.

“We lost to Chelsea yesterday. I’m not here to talk football but money. They earn twice as much as we do from their arena. I’ve been at Stamford Bridge, which is in downtown London and isn’t that big. Still, it generates a lot more cash than San Siro. Having to compete with clubs that have superior financial ammunitions puts us at a disadvantage. We want to give Milan and Inter a new stadium that will allow them to profit and offer the same kind of spectacle as our European rivals.”

The chairman weighed in on the project.

“In order to keep the current prices, we will have a large corporate section to follow the event in a completely different way. It has become the norm around the world. Eight-to-ten thousand seats will be for companies. It will help our finances and the standard fans too. We considered renovating the Giuseppe Meazza, but it could have never become what we wanted. The investment will be around €1.3B. It’s very meaningful since it will come from two foreign ownerships. Building a new arena won’t interfere with matches.”

Scaroni is once again being talked about for an institutional role after turning down the opportunity to chair the committee for the 2026 Winter Olympics. As per Corriere dello Sera, he’s in the running to become a minister in the new Italian cabinet. He has plenty of experience in the energy field, considering he helmed national companies Enel and Eni in the past.

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