Gerry Cardinale says that if the San Donato stadium project doesn’t happen, AC Milan will stay at the San Siro.

The Rossoneri owner spoke to, detailing his club’s plans regarding the stadium situation in the city of Milan.

The stadium situation in Milan has been a hot topic in recent days.

Inter and Milan could both leave the San Siro in the coming years. That is in fact the plan that both clubs are currently working on.

Having hit too many roadblocks in their aim of demolishing the San Siro and building a new stadium in its place, the Nerazzurri and the Rossoneri have moved on to alternate plans in the metropolitan area.

Milan are working in the commune of San Donato. And for Inter, the Rozzano area is the focus of their efforts.

On the other hand, Milan Mayor Beppe Sala is still trying to convince the two clubs to stay at the San Siro.

The Mayor’s plan is to renovate the existing stadium. Sala hopes that renovations can bring the San Siro to the level the clubs expect in terms of revenues.

Cardinale: If San Donato Project Doesn’t Happen, AC Milan Will Stay At San Siro

Cardinale outlined his ambitions, saying that “It’s time for Italy, and for Milan, to do what the Yankees did in 2008.”

“Old Yankee Stadium had been around forever,” the Rossoneri owner said.

“Babe Ruth was there, Joe DiMaggio was there, Mickey Mantle was there, Roger Maris was there. It was iconic.”

“But they realized that it’s time now for a new version of that,” Cardinale said.

Cardinale and Milan, as with Inter, have made their ambitions clear. They want a more modern stadium that can generate greater revenues.

For the Rossoneri, the commune of San Donato is where they are pursuing plans.

But that doesn’t mean that there aren’t still obstacles.

And in the event that San Donato proves to be infeasible, Cardinale has made the backup idea clear. “If San Donato doesn’t happen,” the Milan owner said, “we stay at San Siro.”