The “Yes to Preserve Meazza” committee has filed their first official appeal against the demolition of the San Siro in Milan.

This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Corriere della Sera, who report that the group has begun the process which they hope will lead to debates and referendums to stop the tearing down of the stadium.

Inter and AC Milan are moving forward with their plans to construct a new stadium in the city, with the clubs having officially announced the selection of the “Cathedral” design by US firm Populous for the new structure.

However, the tearing down of the San Siro remains a controversial aspect of the clubs’ plan, and the “Yes to Preserve Meazza” movement has arisen from those wishing to stop the demolition.

The committee recently announced their intention to file an appeal to a Milan court to hold up the demolition, and they have now formally begun the process.

It is unclear how this will affect the clubs’ timeline for construction if at all, with the plan being to open construction sites in 2023 and have the stadium complete and operational by 2027.