Milan Mayor Beppe Sala believes that it is a logical choice for Inter and AC Milan to want to completely part with the existing San Siro as they seek to build a new stadium in the city of Milan.

Speaking at the State University in Milan, as reported by FCInterNews, the Mayor commented on the controversial aspect of the clubs’ plans that is demolishing the San Siro, noting that it would hardly be viable to support two major stadiums.

The Nerazzurri and the Rossoneri are pressing forward with plans to build a new stadium which they have plainly identified as necessary to secure their financial future, and part of the plans is to demolish the existing San Siro.

This has certainly not been without controversy, with many speaking out in favour of preserving the iconic stadium, but for his part Sala understands the clubs’ position even if tearing down such an iconic stadium would be unfortunate.

“The teams have made their proposals, and let’s see what emerges from the public debate,” he said. “Let’s let the city discuss it, I understand that the project makes sense for the teams. To all those who ask that San Siro remain, I say: ‘what do we do with it?'”

Sala noted that “Even the Committees that defend San Siro haven’t come up with an idea on how to manage two stadiums. From my point of view, I think it is financially burdensome, unless someone comes forward during the public debate saying they’ll manage it for several years rent-free.”

After the city council asked the clubs to reduce the volume of the product in order to maintain more green space, Sala explained, “The teams replied that then they must use the space currently occupied by the stadium.”

“This is what the clubs have proposed, and that’s also why it’s important to discuss it,” he added.