Sangiuliano underlines there is ‘no constraint’ on San Siro: “The mayor decides”

By Isak Möller -

The Giuseppe Meazza, or San Siro as it’s also known, has been a hot topic of discussion lately as several influential figures are trying to stop AC Milan and Inter’s stadium project. In fact, it’s being discussed on a national level. 

A few weeks back, the undersecretary for culture Vittorio Sgarbi stated that the San Siro should be landmarked as the second ring will turn 70 years in 2024. However, this is not the case but has still resulted in a negative snowball effect for the clubs.

Speaking at a recent event, as cited by Calcio e Finanza, the Minister of Culture Gennaro Sangiuliano clarified that there is no constraint on San Siro. He also clarified that it will be up to the mayor of Milan, Beppe Sala, as things stand.

“On 27 January, 2001, the superintendence notified the council of the lack of the historical and artistic requirements necessary for San Siro to be submitted for protection. Subsequently, on 4 February 2019, the mayor of Milan requested confirmation of this and the superintendence confirmed once again.

“Neither the Minister of Culture nor the undersecretary has the power to impose any restrictions, only the superintendent can do it. In the absence of the constraint, the mayor decides what to do, whether to keep or transform or demolish the current stadium or build a new one, in place of or next to the old one,” he stated.

Still, as mentioned above, the statements of Sgarbi have been followed by other influential figures voicing their opinions on the matter. The whole political process, as such, has inevitably become a lot more complicated and above all sensitive.

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