Fiorentina owner on Serie A clubs' potential for building new stadiums: "Bureaucracy is killing Italy"

25 June 2020

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Photo: PA Images The Italian government should enact laws to enable foreign investors to make infrastructure investments in Italian football, according to Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso.

The Italian government should enact laws to enable foreign investors to make infrastructure investments in Italian football, according to Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso.

Bureaucracy is preventing Italian clubs from growing and competing with their European rivals.

Emil Gjerding Nielson nielson@offthepitch.com

Italian clubs are struggling to compete with their European rivals due to a lack of infrastructure investments, according to Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso, who believes the Italian government should implement laws to quickly attract foreign investors. 

"Without the game-day/commercial activities, revenues that could be generated with a new stadium, Fiorentina could never afford to buy and pay top players to compete at the highest level of European football, while staying in compliance with the UEFA Financial Fair Play rules," Commisso told Forbes.

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