Milan mayoral candidate Luca Bernardo has weighed in on the fate of a new football stadium in Milan to replace the San Siro.

Speaking to Milan-based newspaper Il Giornale, as reported by FCInterNews, the centre-right candidate has given his thoughts about the proposed new development, which he strongly supports.

Bernardo, head of the pediatric ward at the Fatebenefratelli hospital, is running against current Mayor Giuseppe Sala in the fall election, and the winner of the election could have a bearing on the direction that the proposed new stadium in Milan takes.

Inter and AC Milan have been in talks with Sala and the City Council of Milan for some time regarding the project, with recent meetings appearing to yield progress.

Bernardo, for his part, believes that the project is a necessity for the broader economic revival in the city, and he has spoken about expediting the new stadium’s construction as a part of his campaign.

Bernardo’s words:

“The new cycling paths must be corrected tout court, the new San Siro stadium must be built. Milan needs relaunch projects after COVID. Our city has been little listened to, I am talking about hard-working people who work and live not only in the centre, but also in the suburbs. I will walk as much as possible in all areas, before any diagnosis there is a need to listen.”