Inter executive Antonello says new San Siro should be ‘like those in the Premier League’

By Euan Burns -

Inter’s corporate CEO Alessandro Antonello has said that the new San Siro stadium should be like the stadiums in the Premier League.

Speaking during an interview with Sky Sport Italia (via Milan News) at Inter’s Christmas party, Antonello was asked about the joint venture between the Nerazzurri and AC Milan.

The clubs are waiting for the results of the public debate on the new stadium before any more serious progress can be made, but Antonello spoke about the general desire for a new stadium and used the Premier League as a benchmark.

“Our benchmark is to have modern stadiums like those in the Premier League and like Tottenham’s in particular. On Thursday there will be a political passage with the council’s address anyway following the public debate,” Antonello said.

“If there were indications against the construction of the new San Siro in that area, we would implement Plan B, which aims to build a new stadium somewhere else. There have always been secondary solutions, we have identified some areas. As soon as we are clear about the fate of the new stadium at San Siro we will eventually be able to put plan B into practice elsewhere.”

Antonello also discussed the fact that he went to some of the 2022 Qatar World Cup matches in Doha and he was impressed by the stadiums that have been constructed there, hinting that they can also be a source of inspiration for Inter and Milan.

“I had the opportunity to be in Doha to visit two quarter-finals in avant-garde facilities and I think that the example set by Qatar, with facilities that can guarantee a different experience, should also be pursued for Milan and the club. We hope to be able to proceed along the lines of the municipality building the new San Siro in Milan,” he said.

The two sides are set to face each other in the Derby della Madonnina in February in the current San Siro.

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