Galliani: “I can’t understand those against a new stadium; My favourite?”

By Oliver Fisher -

Adriano Galliani has claimed that he ‘cannot understand’ those who are against the construction of a new stadium.

The Rossoneri’s former CEO spoke at Thursday’s event at the Bovisa Polytechnic in Milano, during which the plans for the ‘nuovo San Siro’ were officially presented by Milan and Inter to the public.

Before the designs were unveiled, Milan president Paolo Scaroni and Inter CEO Alessandro Antonello revealed the reasons for leaving the current San Siro.

Then, we saw Italian firm Manica show their ‘wedding ring’ design, followed by American giants Populous and their ‘cathedral’ concept.

Here, you can see the videos used by both companies plus the official statement of the club on each.

Galliani – who spent over 30 years at Milan – believes that the stadium represents a step forward for both clubs.

“It will be the fourth San Siro. There was one in 1926, another from 1957, a third from 1990 and we hope soon there will be a fourth iteration,” Galliani told

On tearing down San Siro, he added: “I don’t see the idea as being unromantic. A city like Milan cannot just give up on an investment worth €1.2bn.

“I am totally in favour and can’t understand those who are against a stadium. This is the path forward.

“My favourite? Populous seems more reminiscent of the city of Milan.

“The other one is lovely, but looks very similar to other wonderful stadiums already around the world. The Populous design is an original project.”

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