Political opposition piles up as Berlusconi and others prepare landmark status for San Siro

By Isak Möller -

Another day, another roadblock for Milan and Inter’s stadium project. The situation is becoming rather pathetic and it remains to be seen what the clubs will do, because the constant interruptions cannot continue.

It has been two years since the project was announced and little progress has been made thus far. It’s a situation that most certainly is up in the air and hard to put a bet on, so you’ll have to stick to World Cup bets and get advice from sites like https://www.canadasportsbetting.ca/betting-odds/world-cup-soccer/.

Paolo Scaroni, the president of Milan, recently made it clear that they very much intend to go ahead with the San Siro project and didn’t really mention a plan B. But we know that a Plan B exists, in the shape of Sesto San Giovanni, and it might come in handy.

In an interview with La Repubblica (via MilanNews), Italy’s undersecretary for culture Vittorio Sgarbi had his say on the stadium project and more or less blasted the clubs. He’s doing everything in his political power to preserve San Siro, based on his own words.

“The process to lock down the San Siro has started. Demolishing it is senseless. We are preparing action to protect this monument. The process has already started and the general director of the ministry will sign it shortly. From Berlusconi to Salvini, up to Milly Moratti, there is no one who has said they want to tear it down and spend 50 million to do so, it’s really absurd.

“It will be a relational historical protection bond, which does not concern the age of the monument but its symbolic value, its importance as a historical memory for the fans, for Inter, Milan and for the city of Milan. The Meazza is the stadium of the Milanese,” he stated.

Milan will have to start seriously thinking about Sesto San Giovanni because the political process isn’t being respected by the politicians. While the decision should be made by the city council, politicians from above (national level) like Sgarbi have started to interfere and it’s making things impossible.

Gerry Cardinale, who recently took over the club, will surely be looking at the situation with great confusion and it’s time for him to send the city a real signal. Sesto San Giovanni is ready to welcome them with open arms, so why not? At this point he might not have that many options if he wants a new stadium.

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