CM: Fans would be severely punished if new San Siro is built

By Oliver Fisher -

Spectators are in line to be hit hardest if Milan and Inter choose to construct a new San Siro, according to a report.

La Repubblica first reported back in March (via SportsProMedia) that the possibility of building a new stadium next to the current one is being touted.

Not long after, Milan president Paolo Scaroni then confirmed that the plan is to accelerate the new ground development in an interview with ANSA.

We have written extensively about the complex situation surrounding a the future of the Rossoneri’s home stadium in the past, and the saga has reared it’s head once again.

As per a report from Calciomercato.com, the fans will be the ones who feel the negative effects of moving stadium to a new, more modern facility.

They state that if Inter and Milan are determined to build a new stadium, then the proposed 60,000 capacity would not actually serve to benefit anybody.

The result of having 20,000 fewer seats compared to the capacity of San Siro is that there would be a substantial increase in ticket prices, perhaps up to three times the current prices.

The example has already been provided by Juventus, Calciomercato.com add, who after the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo upped the cost of tickets by 30 percent, even reducing the number of season tickets available.

The Bianconeri’s attendance should also serve as a warning for the two Milan clubs, as they managed just over 39,000 for the game against Napoli, a top-two clash in Serie A.

Fans should be wary that the clubs are only serving their economic interests with a new stadium development, and not what best represents supporters.

The bottom line of the article is very much ‘be careful what you wish for’.


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