MN: Milan and Inter put pressure back on the council as frustrations over stadium continue

By Oliver Fisher -

The tension between AC Milan and Inter and the city council over the new stadium project persists, and yesterday some new statements were made in the media.

MilanNews writes about how one of the many fundamental problems that directly and indirectly led to Italy missing the 2022 World Cup – after having missed 2018 too – is how difficult it is for clubs to invest in infrastructure because of the red tape from social and governmental institutions.

Milan and Inter have been trying to build a new stadium for over a year now and despite having accepted compromises and having picked a winning design, the Council of Milan has not yet given the green light.

The clubs released a statement to ANSA yesterday putting pressure on Mayor Sala and his colleagues: “For both clubs it is absolutely a priority to have a new stadium, having certainty about the timing of the authorisation process, remaining open to evaluating other design solutions, should the conditions not be met to be able to build the new San Siro stadium.”

The clubs will continue to fight to have their own home that can increase revenues and make the teams even more competitive on and off the pitch. However, several spanners in the works have emerged, and beyond football it is preventing what would be much-needed investment in the San Siro district too.

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  1. Milan mayor is so strange. Both Inter and AC are doing him a favour. They can both go to the other area which is only slightly further away (10 mins by train) and which the mayor of that region already has the green light for the project. He also seems more excited at the prospect of having the new stadium there so why not. Milan Mayor is just playing politics as usual and probably wants to get some sort of compensation not realizing he can recoup any lost income from renting San Siro from the jobs being created

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