The words of Giovanni Galli, regional councillor of the Lega in Tuscany, on the possible restructuring of the Franchi have raised some eyebrows. Speaking to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Galli made some strong statements. According to him, “Rebuilding this stadium like this would be a disgrace, even if it were completely covered. It’s a disaster, money is being thrown away and nothing is being resolved.”
Galli also expressed skepticism about the historical value of the Franchi stadium, saying, “The Franchi stadium is bound? I laugh because it has also been designated as ‘high tourist attraction’, but I have never seen Japanese or Chinese tourists come to take photos with this architectural work. Let’s forget it.”
Furthermore, he proposed an alternative solution, suggesting that “We should abandon the idea that this facility can serve for football. It should be restructured and then a new stadium built elsewhere, through a public tender.”
Giovanni Galli’s strong opinions on the potential restructuring of the Franchi stadium have certainly given much to think about. The future of the iconic venue remains uncertain, but it’s clear that there are differing opinions on what should be done.