Repubblica: Council could force Milan and Inter to increase capacity of stadium project

By Isak Möller -

AC Milan and Inter are making very slow progress on their stadium project but on Thursday, at the very least, there will be some movement. The city council are expected to vote on the matter, a report claims. 

The public debate ended a while back and the matter has since been in the hands of the city council, where the politicians are divided on the subject (to say the least). On Thursday, they will vote on the next agenda for the project.

This was reported by La Repubblica (via Francesco Nasato), stating that one of the things the council is likely to vote through is the demand to increase the capacity. Milan and Inter have made it clear that their project is for just under 70k, but the council wants it to be 70-80k.

Another demand, among other things, will be that the clubs must keep the average ticket price at the same level as it is now. This has been the main concern of decreasing the capacity (thus increasing demand, decreasing supply) but Milan and Inter’s defence has always been that the new corporate seats will make up for it.

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6 Comments

  1. Same average price = same income. So why new stadium?

    Increasing the proportion of VIP seats without altering the price will drive the average price higher. How do the council expect the average price is the same? It is understandable if what they meant is average price of non-VIP.

    1. New stadium because as it stands, both clubs don’t make the money they could from the stadium because the city owns it. This is down to money. If the clubs own the stadium, they don’t have to lose part of their revenue from tickets, stadium tours, etc in payment to the city council. It also means they have more freedom in making changes to the stadium and can decline having non-football events there, which usually end up damaging the pitch.

  2. My vote would be to increase the seating, this is typical Anglo Saxon corporate decission. Once the stadium is build they will come up with some reason to increase yhe pricing. We love Milan with our soul, look at Real Madrid as a good example and not greedy EPL teams where an average fan cannot afford a ticket any longer.

    Football needs to remain for the fans

    1. Amen! It’s better to have fans on the stadium instead of wealthy businessmen in their suits sitting still and “enjoying” the match without making a sound.

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