With the Arena suspended in bankruptcy, the fight has begun over its future. Our correspondent writes:
The political battle in Verona has just started and will soon turn national. The local PD (Democratic Party) is calling for an extraordinary city council session, accusing Mayor Flavio Tosi of killing the Arena.
Other political parties are calling for minister Dario Franceschini to appoint a new intendant, independent of the Mayor. Some political forces have a hidden agenda of transforming Arena di Verona into a venue for pop events.
All this takes place during an electoral campaign with a referendum in two Sundays and municipal elections in several large cities in June.