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Stadium law to be passed within a month: minister

05 Oct 2011 18:05:40

Stadium law to be passed within a month: minister

Italy is to pass a new law within the next month which will facilitate the building of privately-owned football stadiums, junior government minister Rocco Crimi said Wednesday.

Currently only Juventus own their own stadium and they only moved there this season.

Even big clubs like AC Milan, Inter Milan and Roma rent their stadiums from the city.

The problem with building a stadium is the level of bureaucracy that needs to be overcome before an idea can be put into practice.

But that will soon be a thing of the past as the government is set to approve a law that will remove most of the obstacles.

"I'm very happy that the law relating to stadiums has been approved ... it's an important step," said Crimi.

"It will now pass into parliament and I hope that it will be quickly approved to give the country a framework that will allow sports societies to have modern, secure and efficient stadia."

Another junior minister Francesco Giro said the process will now move quickly.

"We will come to a bipartisan agreement, the law will be approved in November directly in committee without having to go to a vote in chambers," he said.


AFP

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