AC Milan president Paolo Scaroni has reassured fans regarding the new stadium project, insisting that it is essential and that San Siro is as historic as it is because of the clubs playing there.
It feels like an eternity has passed since Milan and Inter presented their official plans to build a new state of the art stadium next to the existing San Siro, and there is still nothing to suggest that ground will be broken soon.
La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanNews) reported this morning that the latest project present to the Council of Milan involves the complete demolition of the current stadium without leaving a single trace of it, whereas before there were plans to preserve at least part of the stands.
Scaroni was interviewed by La Gazzetta dello Sport regarding the latest updates on the project itself, with his comments relayed by SempreMilan.it and translated below.
“Having a modern stadium is essential for the growth and evolution of the two clubs and of all football Italian. We need to bridge the gap between Serie A and the major leagues in Europe, first of all the Premier League, where stadium revenues represent one of the main growth factors in recent years,” he said.
“The San Siro legend is due to Milan and Inter, the two great teams who played there and made it iconic with their successes. If we want this legend to be handed down over time, Milan and Inter must be able to have a modern stadium, capable of increasing spectators and revenues.
“Only in this way will Milanese football be able to grow and compete in the front row also at an international level.”