UEFA executive Michele Uva feels that the bureaucratic hurdles in Italy should not be used as an excuse for the fact that Serie A teams have by and large not been able to build new and more modern stadium.
Speaking to Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport in an interview published in yesterday’s print edition, via FCInterNews, the executive weighed in on the issue that stadiums have become in Italy.
The struggles of Inter and AC Milan to build a new stadium to replace the San Siro have become indicative of the broader problems that are faced by Italian teams as they attempt to update their infrastructure and increase revenues.
Whilst the two clubs have pushed to start construction, they have always faced delays and obstacles along the way.
Having gone so long without being able to receive final approval, the Rossoneri in particular look to have finally lost patience, as reports have suggested that they are now fully ready to abandon plans and build in a different area.
From Uva’s perspective, the bureaucracy issue is only part of the story, as the executive argued that “The truth is that you need approach the process with a lot of skill and an absolute determination to get it done.”
“You need to pursue the goal,” he went on.
“Look at the cases of Frosinone, Udinese, Atalanta, and Juventus, for example.”
“Frosinone President Stirpe put all of his effort into it and got it done, bureaucracy cannot be made into an excuse,” Uva argued.