In today’s paper edition of Gazzetta dello Sport, they have taken a look at the vastly different worlds that are on either side of Inter and AC Milan’s current San Siro stadium.
“It is an already divided neighbourhood, where the ideal border line is the long and straight road that tram number 16 runs in the direction of the stadium, leaving behind Piazza Zavattari,” the report begins.
“On the right is the residential area, there are penthouses with pools, on the left there are the occupied council houses, there are the streets that suffer and the outline of the San Siro can be glimpsed at between the buildings, two worlds just a kilometre away with the Meazza in the middle.
“The theme of salvation for the Meazza is central to many. Some have even suggested leaving the stadium standing, but it is not an idea in the plans of the clubs, who intend to take into account the advice of the citizens.”
The report from the Milan based news outlet also features an interview with Stefania Bertotti, an Inter fan who is part of the San Siro district redevelopment committee: “It is not true that we are all against the project,” she said.
“We believe that there is a great opportunity for San Siro. It is not good for the stadium to be built 30 metres from the houses but to completely block the project is wrong.
“The demolition of San Siro? I am tied to the stadium but if there is no alternative it must be accepted. Certain things cannot be stopped.”