Legendary former Inter striker Sandro Mazzola believes that the San Siro should not be demolished as per the plans to build a new stadium by the Nerazzurri and AC Milan.
Speaking to Milan-based newspaper Corriere della Sera in an interview published in today’s print edition, the 79-year-old emphasized his view that the San Siro is a piece of history and should be preserved for the sake of the fans.
The Nerazzurri and the Rossoneri are determined to press on with their plans to build a new stadium in Milan, with their main objective being modernizing their infrastructure and keeping their revenues competitive with other top clubs in Europe.
However, the intention to demolish the San Siro to make way for the new structure has been particularly contentious, with a number of figures from around the clubs’ histories advocating to keep the existing stadium up.
Mazzola has joined the ranks of those opposed to demolishing the San Siro, stating that “It seems to me that by insisting on a new stadium with a shopping centre, hotels, and restaurants attached, Inter and Milan think more about business than about the fans.”
“San Siro belongs to the history of Milan and the Milanese,” he went on. “It is the past, but with a proper facelift, which I know there are plans for, it can also be the future. Why tear it down?”