ROME – Demolishing the legendary San Siro, quickly erasing the memory of a stadium that has been standing gloriously for 93 years, or simply updating the look of the Giuseppe Meazza basin with a long restyling operation?
It is the debate that is taking place in Milan in these hours, a new stadium has to be done (without a modern system, one makes less money and is competing worse), the point is like: two options, tearing down the old to build one new in the adjacent area today destined to the parking lot as they want Milan and Inter, or restructure it as they hope nostalgic and affectionate fans (including the mayor Sala). The match will be decided by the end of April. The "teams" are ready to challenge, on the horizon there is also the possibility of a popular referendum.
Milan and Inter don't want to play for years on an open site . The two Milanese clubs made the first move: that is, they formally asked the Municipality if architectural or landscape constraints or protections, such as to prevent demolition, do not weigh on the structure (or will weigh on it). Demolishing and rebuilding next, for the two clubs is the fastest and most convenient solution: it would take three years at the most and should not play, otherwise, in an open-air construction site that would cost much longer and with obvious economic repercussions (less places available) and logistics (scaffolding, sand and cement mountains etc …).
San Siro fans are mobilizing for a referendum . The mayor of Milan, Giuseppe Sala, as an Nerazzurri fan, declares his affection for San Siro but as an administrator he will limit himself to monitoring the "respect of the rules", but in the meantime the collection of the 15 thousand signatures necessary to promote a popular referendum to prevent demolition. And if fans and nostalgics of the stadium of the big concerts from Bob Marley to Vasco Rossi made their opposition felt high, who would assume the political will to disappoint them? (source Corriere della Sera )
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