At the recent sports reform conference in Rome, the head of Napoli club, president Aurelio De Laurentiis, wanted Italian football to eliminate bureaucracy so that Serie A clubs could build stadiums. new.
The focus of the conversation was on the struggle of many clubs to build a new stadium. They are made difficult by various laws that hinder progress. Most football teams want to use private capital to build stadiums but are refused because of concerns that businesses will speculate on public land.
“If you want to help clubs get new stadiums, we need legislation to limit the veto power that local councils and supervisors can enact,” Mr. De Laurentiis said.
“We cannot be held hostage by local councillors, those who change projects are forced to make anti-economic choices when the Council itself does not have the funds to improve or maintain the structure. Law changes in 2021 risk never being implemented because Councils continually intervene.”
President Napoli also criticized the management of many teams competing for the Serie A championship: “If I look at the five biggest clubs in Italy, their debt is up to 500 million to 1 billion euros, that which means this football world simply doesn’t work.”
Huy Truong | 05:12 November 14, 2023