City mayor Sala urges Milan, Inter to consider buying San Siro

By Oliver Fisher -

The mayor of Milano – Giuseppe ‘Beppe’ Sala – has reiterated his desire to see both Milan and Inter remain at San Siro and renovate it rather than build a new stadium.

Rossoneri president Paolo Scaroni lit the touchpaper back in April when he confirmed plans to construct a new stadium in an interview with ANSA.

MilanNews recently stated that two firms are in the running to manage the project, which is nearing a crucial stage.

They also revealed that the two clubs have threatened to leave the San Siro district altogether and build a new stadium in the north of the city.

The mayor has never hidden his desire for both teams to remain at the current San Siro, which he sees as the main stadium for the 2026 Winter Olympics.

Sala recently put forward the idea of the clubs buying the 97-year-old structure to renovate it in an interview with ANSA, though it was revealed by La Gazzetta Dello Sport (via that the offer to buy had been rejected.

Now, Sala has spoken once again on the 

“My position as mayor and therefore as part of the council is that we hope the clubs will consider the idea of restoring the San Siro,” he said in an interview with Radiocor, via Calcio e Finanza.

“If the teams – he added – legitimately ask for a permit for the construction of the new stadium, we will look at the request. 

“I believe that the important thing is to keep in mind that, beyond the stadium, there is a theme of valorisation of the services of the surrounding area and certainly any project must take into account.

“The idea is not to create difficulties for the teams, but to protect our heritage. Today, San Siro is worth around €70million, so the starting point is that. 

“I would not even go so far as to say that the new stadium must be owned by us: we will find the most suitable formula so as not to penalize the Municipality.”

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