An injunction against demolishing the San Siro is set to come into effect, spelling a certain end to Inter and AC Milan’s new stadium plans.

This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInter1908, who report that the injunction will come into effect in 2025, on the 70th anniversary of the construction of the stadium’s second tier.

The possibility of an injunction against demolishing the San Siro has always looked as though it could be the “final nail in the coffin” for Inter and Milan’s plans to build a new stadium in place of the existing stadium.

For the past several years, the two clubs have pursued a specific plan.

Inter and Milan have aimed to demolish the San Siro and build a new stadium in its place.

The new stadium would be shared between the clubs, as the San Siro currently is.

However, it would be owned by the clubs rather than rented from the municipality of Milan.

The Nerazzurri and the Rossoneri view the new stadium project as vital for modernizing their infrastructure and increasing revenues.

San Siro Injunction Would Force Inter & AC Milan To Change Course

For the past several months, the feasibility of these plans has looked increasingly unlikely, however.

A number of bureaucratic obstacles have continued to delay approval for construction.

This has continued even after the conclusion of a public debate that the clubs had hoped would be a decisive step forward.

Previously, the bureaucratic hurdles have been a source of uncertainty.

However, they have not necessarily meant the death knell of the project.

However, as the Gazzetta reports, the injunction against demolishing the San Siro certainly will.

If the clubs are not able to tear down the San Siro to build a new one, there is no way to move forward.

Furthermore, according to the Gazzetta, such an injunction is forthcoming.

The newspaper reports that in 2025, an injunction will be placed specifically on the demolition of the San Siro’s iconic second tier.

This will coincide with the 70th anniversary of the stand’s construction.

The timing of the injunction coming into force is connected to regulations as to when a structure can be declared to be of sufficient cultural and historical merit as to have protected status.

Inter & Milan Likely To Go Separate Ways Now

The looming injunction makes perfectly clear that the Nerazzurri and the Rossoneri cannot tear down the San Siro and build a new stadium in its place.

Accordingly, the Gazzetta reports, the clubs will go their separate ways.

Milan in particular have been losing patience with the continued bureaucratic delays.

This has caused the Rossoneri to rethink their plans, focusing more on alternative sites to build a new stadium.

Milan’s priority has become to build on their own, without their city rivals Inter.

The cold relationship between Rossoneri President Gerry Cardinale and his Nerazzurri opposite number Steven Zhang is a factor in this respect.

In any event, the Gazzetta reports, the situation also leaves Inter having to also press forward.

According to the newspaper, there is absolutely no chance of the Nerazzurri staying at the San Siro.

Despite the fact that European giants Real Madrid have stayed at the Santiago Bernabeu and renovated it, and Barcelona plan to do the same with the Camp Nou, Inter see this as completely unworkable.

The Gazzetta report that Inter do have a specific Plan B in mind.

This would currently entail building somewhere between the Assago and Rozzano areas.