Two teams that wrote the history of Italian and international football. Two recently arrived presidents – some for a few years, some for a few months – who are trying to join the glorious tradition of their predecessors. All accompanied by tens of millions of fans who wake up every day and know that love for their team will never fade, not even in the most complicated periods (and, at least in the last decade, they have been very frequent). And then there are them: 8 million euros each year.
Is this the figure that the properties of Milan e Inter pay on a regular basis into the coffers of the municipality of Milan for the rental of the Giuseppe Meazza stadiumknown by all as San Siro. Built back in 1926 in one of the westernmost districts of the city, which over time has become one of the symbols of the city most recognized in the world, it has always been the home of both the Rossoneri and the Nerazzurri, who with their sporting exploits have transformed it into a real sacred temple for football lovers.
New San Siro: the project approved by the municipality of Milan and the question of the historical constraint
Yet, for some time now, increasingly insistent rumors have begun to circulate that the managements of the two Milanese clubs intend to move. If we have reached this point, it is due to the lack of unity of purpose among the many actors involved in the construction of the new San Siro. In fact, the stadium renovation and renovation project has already been approved by both the city administration led by the mayor Beppe Salaboth by the company M-I Stadio srlthe joint venture of the two teams that deals with the management of the plant.
After months of rumors in this sense, in December 2022 both parties officially agreed on the need to build a new stadium (overcoming the protests of environmental groups and associations that work to protect the environment) and have chosen by mutual agreement the project presented by Popolus architecture studio: partly due to the general enthusiasm, partly due to the obsessive attention of the press (not only local) for the subject, the fact is that the new stadium would already have a name, namely Cathedral.
Problems for the new San Siro: Gerry Cardinale’s plan B of AC Milan
Well, right now that we should be entering the hot phase of operational planseveral issues are emerging. The first is of a temporary nature and was already known to everyone: the new San Siro will not be ready before 2026when it would be inaugurated in conjunction with the opening of the Winter Olympic Games organized by Milan and Cortina. The second one is fresh from the last few weeks and public opinion has learned it from the voice of Vittorio Sgarbi (current Undersecretary of Culture in the government of Giorgia Meloni): it is he who declared that “there is the issue of historical bond that protects the monumentI will submit it as soon as possible to the superintendency of Milan, San Siro will not be torn down“.
And so the clouds gather over a viaticum that now seemed to be traced. While the two teams are grappling with the difficulties on the field and the poor results of recent times (with all their matches of A league visible exclusively only on DAZN), in these hours it is the Milan to have taken an unexpected step: according to the sources closest to the Rossoneri club, in the event that the Popolus project fails, the American property led by the tycoon Gerry Cardinale would be ready to go it alone, building a new stadium a Sixth St John, in the heart of the Milanese hinterland. We await news.
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