AC Milan and Inter will be rivals on the field tonight as they contest the second leg of their Coppa Italia semi-final, but there is also the stadium issue that concerns the two clubs too.
La Repubblica (via MilanNews) writes how Milan and Inter have been at work for over three years now on a new stadium project that seemed to be heading in the right direction, but the typical bureaucratic difficulties that Italy often encounters means there are no certainties about when the two clubs will be able to have their own stadium or even when they will break ground.
If the new San Siro project were to be abandoned, Milan could also consider the possibility of detaching themselves from Inter and studying a new stadium of their own, at least according to the newspaper.
With the arrival of Investcorp, it cannot be excluded that the Bahrain fund accelerate this scenario as they specialise in real estate investments. They are also attracted by the idea of moving the Milanello training centre to the 27 thousand hectare site of La Maura horse racing course in the Trenno park.
Inter owners do not seem to have the same urgency as Elliott to have the new stadium, and the alternative to San Siro continues to be the area of the former Falck steelworks in Sesto San Giovanni, but the change of ownership at Milan could change everything.