Inter and AC Milan have temporarily put their plans for construction of a new stadium in Milan amid numerous delays by the city council, and are exploring other possibilities.
This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Corriere della Sera, who report that the clubs have three possible alternatives in mind should they feel that building in the San Siro area is not feasible.
The Nerazzurri and the Rossoneri have been pressing on with plans to construct a new stadium to take the place of the San Siro, but they have repeatedly met with bureaucratic and political hurdles.
Even though the city’s Mayor Beppe Sala has stated that he has already made his decision to approve the club’s plans and the city council had given its approval during the fall after civic elections, the Mayor has also stated that there will still be public debate.
It remains to be seen exactly what all of these obstacles and delays come to, but between court appeals and possible political processes involving prominent opponents of the plans, especially the aspect involving demolishing the San Siro, it is unclear when construction can begin.
As the two clubs see the new stadium as necessary for modernizing their infrastructure and increasing revenues, they feel that they can only wait so long and have put their plans to build in the San Siro on hold to consider alternatives.
One possibility would be building in the Falck Area of MilanSesto, something which had not looked possible before with no space available but now looks more and more plausible.
Meanwhile, construction in the Segrate and the San Donato areas are two other possibilities that the clubs are considering for a Plan B.
The clubs want to pursue a plan which will speed up construction times and reduce costs, so they could consider any of these especially if the political hurdles surrounding their plans to build it in place of the current San Siro are held up too much.
However, all three would come with bureaucratic and political hurdles of their own, such as needing new environmental impact studies and dealing with any possible resistance from locals in the areas.