Milan city mayor Giuseppe Sala has confirmed that a public interest in Inter and AC Milan’s joint new stadium project has been declared and has revealed one condition of this declaration.
“On the question of the stadium we have always moved with transparency and consistency. We immediately said that we would have involved the City Council first and, only after having had the opinion of those who represent the citizens, we would have assumed, as mayor and council, the responsibility to decide how to proceed,” a statement from Sala begins, as relayed by Corriere dello Sport.
“In light of the technical and political progress made so far, the council has today approved the public interest in the AC Milan and Inter stadium proposal, but any other work, such as commercial spaces, offices or hotels, will be allowed only to the extent provided for in the current Plan of Government of the City of Milan Territory.”
Sala has also discussed what the new stadium means for the future of San Siro, the current home of the two clubs.
“The construction of a new sports facility has, however, opened the question on the future of San Siro. We reiterate our desire to redefine it and therefore we are ready to evaluate solutions that do not provide for the renunciation of the current plant, but its regeneration through other functions.”