Tuesday October 8 2019
Inter and Milan face stadium protests

Inter and Milan were met with resistance, protests and irritation from local residents when presenting their new stadium plans this evening.

It is looking increasingly unlikely that the local council will give the all-clear to begin building a new arena, essentially in the car park next to the current Stadio Giuseppe Meazza.

So far, councillors have been largely negative about the project to tear down the stadium and create a new venue in the San Siro area of the city.

This evening, Inter director Alessandro Antonello and Milan President Paolo Scaroni attended a town hall meeting to present their project to local citizens, but were greeted with almost blanket negativity.

There were protest signs complaining that big business was trying to make money off the area, creating more concrete rather than green spaces and putting the stadium too close to houses.

Scaroni did not help the situation when referring to the area around San Siro as “a desolate landscape,” which prompted boos from the audience.

Several were calling for a return to the table of the third design, proposed by architect Stefano Boeri, which would’ve had greenery growing off the sides.

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