Former Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi joins the front of those who are against the demolition of the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza. ‘It would be very painful’.
The former Rossoneri President took over in February 1986 and spent 31 years being the owner of the club.
Milan won eight Scudetti, five European Cups, one Coppa Italia, six Supercoppa Italiana, two Intercontinental Cups, five UEFA Super Cups and the FIFA Club World Cup during Berlusconi’s time in Via Aldo Rossi.
The current owner of Monza expressed his concern about the ‘demolition’ of San Siro, as Inter and Milan are planning to build a new and modern stadium in the fashion capital.
“The demolition of San Siro would be very painful,” Berlusconi told Corriere della Sera. “It’s an icon of football, known all over the world…
“Tearing down San Siro would be a deep wound.”
Berlusconi thus shared the position of former Inter patron Massimo Moratti, who told the same newspaper in September 2019 that he understands the need for a modern stadium.
But the former Nerazzurri President cannot conceive of Milan without San Siro, just like Berlusconi.
“Having a new stadium is the direction clubs must go in for the modern game, with increased focus on business and revenue. It is probably a necessary and inevitable step,” Moratti told Corriere della Sera in 2019.
“However, it would also involve giving up on a piece of everyone’s history, which is San Siro. It’s probably the most loved stadium in Italy.”
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