AC Milan aspire to emulate New York Yankees with new stadium

Ever since their rough patches, AC Milan and Inter have bounced back to their old selves. What makes the Nerazzurri’s impending 20th Serie A title all the more remarkable is that they are quite close to achieving it.

On par with Juventus, they will join an exclusive group of Italian clubs to get the second star. Meanwhile, finally settling into their stride, AC Milan won Serie A in 2021-22, capping off an 11-year drought.

The issue of each team’s home stadium, however, has to be resolved. In fact, the illustrious San Siro may not be their home venue for much longer. The two teams want to leave it for a variety of reasons, the most significant of which is financial.

It’s no secret that in Italy, teams often have to pay rent to the city that owns the stadium. For now, the legendary location will continue to host both teams, according to Milan mayor Giuseppe Sala. In fact, the 65-year-old has been doing all in his power to keep both teams for the future as well.

How do AC Milan plan to follow Yankees’ footsteps?

However, both teams are now focusing on brand new venues after years of failed plans to renovate the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza. In fact, a new stadium is urgently needed, according to the Rossoneri’s American owner Gerry Cardinale. Furthermore, he detailed his plans to emulate the New York Yankees’ multi-pronged income strategy.

“Sports now is no longer a hobby for rich guys. Sports is a multibillion-dollar live event entertainment business, and you have to bring relationships and multidisciplinary skill sets across a range of activities to be able to get these things done,” he told Fortune Magazine.

“It’s time for Italy, and for Milan, to do what the Yankees did back in 2008. Old Yankee Stadium had been around forever. Babe Ruth was there, Joe DiMaggio was there, Mickey Mantle was there, Roger Maris was there. It was iconic. But they realized that it’s time now for a new version of that.”

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Author : Martina Alcheva

Publish date : 2024-03-31 16:18:27

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