A referendum over whether the demolish the San Siro could prevent Inter and AC Milan from building a new stadium in Milan.
This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Libero, who report that the referendum could still be held and that the clubs would be unable to proceed with the €1.2 billion proposed construction of the new stadium as long as the question is the air.
The Nerazzurri and the Rossoneri have been pushing to build a new stadium to increase revenues and modernize their infrastructure, with meetings having been held after last month’s civic elections which have heralded positive developments towards potentially starting construction.
However, there is still opposition to the proposal to demolish the San Siro and build an entirely new stadium, and th Green Party in Milan are hoping to hold a referendum on the question of whether to do so.
A petition to hold a referendum on the proposed demolition of the San Siro would need only a few thousand signatures, and such a referendum would put plans on a new development on hold.
Moreover, if the referendum results in the demolition of the old San Siro being blocked entirely by the public will, then the clubs would likely have to abandon their current plans, and may withdraw from the development and look to build a new stadium elsewhere.