Italy gives nod to San Siro demolition
MILAN: Italy’s heritage authority raised no objections to tearing down Milan’s 1920s-era San Siro, removing a major obstacle to the city’s top-flight football clubs plans to replace it with a new stadium. Serie A clubs AC Milan and Inter Milan last year filed a request to build a new 60,000-seater stadium in the San Siro area. The new stadium is the key element in a wider €1.2 billion real estate plan for the district, which includes demolishing almost all of the historic arena. Although approval from heritage authorities is not the final decision, it is a key step towards implementing the plan.