Why Building A New Stadium Will Be More Challenging Than Ever Before For Inter & AC Milan

Why Building A New Stadium Will Be More Challenging Than Ever Before For Inter & AC Milan
April 23, 2020 17:15
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The Stadio Giuseppe Meazza Stadium which is affectionately referred to locally simple as the San Siro, has served Inter and AC Milan for over 70 years and it seems it will continue to do so following the covid-19 pandemic which is tragically shaping the world as we know it today.

Which means much of what we are left to discuss nowadays is the constant speculation surrounding the future of Lautaro Martínez. It’s hard to believe that it was only in September 2019, that the club has revealed in a press conference two of the shortlisted grand designs for the new 60,000 capacity stadium.

Fast forward 6 months later and the football world is not as lucrative as it once was with matches for the 2019-20 season all but cancelled and potentially whole seasons put to bed without completion. This has a huge knock-on effect on all football clubs, as they see their TV and matchday revenues grind to an unexpected halt.

All of this will be placing the plans for the new €1.2 billion stadium on hold with what was expected to be a three-year building project, involving around 3,500 builders and all of this now seems rather optimistic. The real problem now will be to convince the creditors that both Milan clubs will be able to set a repayment plan that will be realistic to achieve should they go for either “The Rings of Milano” stadium plan or “The Cathedral” stadium plan, which reflects the Duomo and the Galleria in Milan and was designed by American firm Populous.

The newest European stadium to be built is that of Tottenham Hotspur which played its first official match in May 2019 and is estimated to have cost in excess of €1.4 billion, with many delays along the way which were in no way connected to the current pandemic. Much the same as casino sites not connected to what is going on around the world. One might assume that Inter Milan and AC Milan will do everything they possibly can to ensure that the plan still goes ahead.

It was only in February 2020 that it was reported that Milan mayor, Beppe Sala, confirmed that “The teams are bringing a more elaborate and constructive proposal that foresees that San Siro will remain.

However, it will not only remain, but also be dedicated to other sports. It will stay in the centre of the city in an area that is ours. He continues, “Then the teams will build hotels, offices and whatever will allow them to return to the stadium investment. However, the San Siro will remain and become a sports citadel.”

Only time will tell if Inter move into a new Stadium in the next 5 years let alone 10 years.

By Editorial Staff


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