Fans have returned in droves to see AC Milan and Inter at San Siro since crowds returned and stadiums are now back at 100% capacity, which could force some reflections.
As reported this morning by Tuttosport (via MilanNews), both Milan and Inter have registered huge numbers in terms of turnout at the stadium in the last month as more than 68,000 showed up for a Monday night game between the Rossoneri and Bologna then 70,259 were at the 2-0 win over Genoa and 74,508 spectators attended the Coppa Italia derby.
It shows the renewed passion of the Rossoneri fans who have a team fighting for something concrete after 10 years of struggles, but it certainly also raises questions about construction of the new stadium that the Milanese sides are pushing for.
It was agreed that 63,000 should be the capacity of the new Populous stadium, but is it enough? The ‘Cathedral’ project proposed to the council has a limit which has been far exceeded in the last few games for the two teams.
The real problem is undoubtedly economic as it would cost more to build a stadium with greater capacity and to maintain it, but on the other hand around Europe we see Barcelona and Real Madrid expanding their stadiums, with Liverpool and Manchester United intending to do the same.