Council statement provides more details on San Siro meeting with Milan and Inter

By Oliver Fisher -

The Council of Milano have published an official statement which clarifies further details regarding the meeting that took place at the City Hall today involving the Mayor, AC Milan and Inter.

The new stadium discussion has erupted back into life in recent weeks, with Milan purchasing the land to build a new home in San Donato around the same time that the Council pitched a €300m renovation of San Siro to try and persuade the teams to stay.

Rather than simply dismissing the idea and continuing with the San Donato move as planned, it seems that the Rossoneri and their rivals Inter have expressed a willingness to at least listen to the renovation idea.

The Mayor of the city – Beppe Sala – called the two clubs to talk though the San Siro plan, proposed by the Arco Associati studio and getting public feasibility backing from the construction group WeBuild. They had a 35-minute meeting this morning.

Below is the statement on the Comune Milano official website in which they explain in a bit more detail what the meeting was about and what the next steps are.

“A meeting was held today at Palazzo Marino between Giuseppe Sala, Mayor of Milan, Alessandro Antonello, Corporate CEO of FC Internazionale Milano, and Paolo Scaroni, President of AC Milan.

“The purpose of the meeting was to verify a feasibility plan relating to the renovation of the San Siro stadium. This is the path we agreed to undertake.

“Webuild SpA will collaborate pro bono, according to the availability in this sense already expressed, with the drafting of a feasibility study which must be delivered in three months; the teams will produce guidelines for a possible renovation that will lead to the availability of a more modern and efficient stadium.

“Following this, the municipal administration and the teams will verify the possibility and ways to proceed. The Club representatives reiterated the need to protect the possible loss of capacity availability of the stadium during the works.

“The interventions must therefore be compatible with the calendar of matches, sporting events and entertainment events, in order to avoid economic damage, but above all to maintain an engaging, safe and comfortable experience for spectators.

“The project will consider urban developments in the San Siro area, in particular for its redevelopment. A binding issue, in the forms to be defined, is that the stadium will have to become the property of the teams.

“The Mayor noted that the teams will continue to explore existing alternative possibilities, with the hope, however, that the path undertaken at San Siro will quickly lead to a satisfactory conclusion for all players on the pitch.”


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