New law-stadiums: for the president of Lega B, the legislator’s aim is not limited to the relaunch of sports urban planning but also aims at the redevelopment of entire districts, perhaps without involving public finance
A seminar on the new stadia law, which involved the managers of numerous B clubs. This morning, at the Advant Nctm law firm in Milan, the president of Lega B Mauro Balata inaugurated the debate on legislative decree n. 38/2021, underlining – remotely – the importance of the issue for the development of sports clubs: “Whether it is the construction of new stadiums or the improvement of existing infrastructures, the decree gives clubs a leading role. We need to understand its potential to keep up, considering that the teams from the other European leagues have already moved in this direction.”
The innovations are numerous and – as explained by Stefano Perrone, Coordinator of the Infrastructure Commission of Lega B – the clubs have the task of transforming them into opportunities: “The technical-administrative times seem finally defined, in addition the legislator provides numerous awards for the clubs sports. It is clear that, at the same time, the latter will have to take on important responsibilities”. The hope is to be able to move more easily from the planning phase to the construction one: “I am personally following the case of Parma – adds Raffaele Caldarone, lawyer of the Krause group -. The club intends to carry out some interventions, but is encountering resistance, at a local level, which in my opinion is scarcely justifiable”.
More specifically, the matter was addressed by the lawyer Marco Monaco of Advant Nctm: “In the past, it was difficult to identify favorable prospects for companies interested in building new stadiums. The decree marks a turning point, because clubs are recognized as a preferential channel. The aim of the legislator, however, is not limited to the relaunch of sports urban planning: the stadia law also aims at the redevelopment of entire districts, perhaps without involving public finances”.
“In the event of a project not being approved – continued Monaco, who analyzed the content of the most important regulations – it will no longer be necessary to start from scratch. Any critical issues, due to the inertia of the administration, can be overcome by contacting the Presidency of the Council of Ministers directly, which will appoint an ad acta commissioner who will adopt the necessary measures”.
The conclusion comes from Valerio Casagrande, coordinator of the National Licensing Commission of Lega B: “There are still people who wonder if, by building new stadiums or improving existing structures, a club could suffer from the point of view of financial sustainability. The answer is negative: certain interventions, on the contrary, represent a fundamental prerequisite for sustainability itself”.
March 14 – 16:38
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