Mayor of Milan Giuseppe Sala discussed Inter and AC Milan’s new stadium project and the existing San Siro stadium in an interview earlier today with Italian broadcaster SportMediaset.
“The teams are bringing a more elaborate and more constructive proposal, which does not suggest, from what we’ve seen in these days, that San Siro will remain like that, but that it will remain a part of what it is, that it will be dedicated to other sports and that it will remain in the centre of the city.”
Sala then discussed what will happen to the area surrounding the San Siro stadium.
“In the area the teams will build hotels and offices that will allow them to recover from the investment of the stadium, but it will remain very green and will become a citadel of sport.”
Both Inter and AC Milan are working together to build a new stadium, feeling that the almost century old San Siro stadium is too outdated to be further renovated. The clubs previously planned to demolish the existing stadium in order to make space for one of the two proposals they suggested, but the City Council blocked the idea, suggesting that the San Siro was an iconic part of the city.
The Milanese sides are now working with the City Council to decide what to do with the San Siro stadium and how to renovate the area to allow them to build their new home. The next steps are set to take place in the middle of March, when a response will be given about the idea of turning the stadium into a free entry sports arena.