AC Milan were forced to play their games against Spezia and Juventus in front of a combined 10K fans due to the new stadium guidelines. A decision that wasn’t received well by the Rossoneri.
As Paolo Scaroni highlighted in an interview with Gazzetta Dello Sport, when the decision was announced, Milan lost a lot of revenue from not being able to sell more tickets. It made matters worst that they had two home games in the 5K period.
Speaking to TMW Radio, as cited by MilanNews, the former team doctor of Italy’s national team Enrico Castellacci shared his thoughts on the temporary decision to limit the captaincy to 5K. It made little sense, according to him.
“I didn’t agree with the choice and I said it clearly. It seemed out of place, I didn’t agree, putting 5,000 people at the San Siro makes you smile, it’s taking a step back in terms of both political and health credibility,” he stated.
The derby between Milan and Inter should, at least, host 50% of the capacity and that is needed for such a big game. It’s a shame that the Rossoneri aren’t at home and thus won’t collect the revenue from sold tickets.