A report came out today from Milan’s mayor Giuseppe Sala stating that AC Milan have expressed their desire to find a home for a new stadium.
However, the club has now denied the reports with an official statement, only to have the mayor respond to that statement.
City of Milan mayor Sala made a statement that the Rossoneri expressed their desire to find a new location for a stadium, but the club denied the report with an official statement.
“In relation to the statements released by the mayor of Milan Giuseppe Sala, who stated that AC Milan has expressed the will to think about having their own stadium and that the City Council would have given the club time to consider alternative areas of the cities, estimating in two to three months the time-frame to find a summary of options, AC Milan states that the club has never expressed the desire to leave San Siro.
“Although AC Milan considers important for its future to play in an owned stadium, therefore not sharing it with other teams, the decision on which can be the future sports facilities of the Milanese teams can be taken in adequate time and with full agreement of all the parties involved.
“It is for this reason that AC Milan, together with the City Council, have started a series of meetings and evaluating the areas available on the territory, taking into consideration the value of San Siro and the possible redevelopment of the stadium.
“Only at the conclusion of this path, all the parties involved will be able to express a full evaluation and eventually take decisions.”
This statement from the club prompted the mayor to rebuttle, stating on twitter “Let’s make it simple, I think that for Milan, the fans and the tourists, the San Siro must be modernized. When will Milan be able to tell me if they can invest in the stadium or not? To make it clear, this invitation is also open to Inter, as the San Siro is a stadium for all of Milan.”
City rivals, Inter Milan, have also joined the fray by putting out their own statement which reads: “Dear Sala, as you might recall, we invested time and resources in the stadium of Milanese people. Our plans have been clear to everyone and have not changed for 18 months. We await a round table discussion with all the actors involved to speak about this with clarity.”