GdS: Doubts remain over ‘new San Siro project’; the road is ‘not downhill’

By Oliver Fisher -

The neighbourhood of San Siro is currently ‘divided’ about the future of the stadium and the new project proposed, a report claims.

An event was held in Milano last month during which Italian firm Manica and American giants Populous showed their designs for a proposed ‘new San Siro’ stadium.

However, il Sole 24 Ore (via MilanNews) then provided news of a knock-back in the plans as only two council members voted in favour of a new stadium.

According to Tuesday’s edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport, the decision of the Municipality on the public interest of the proposal is expected to arrive later this month.

However, Milan – and particularly the San Siro residents – remain divided between favourable and contrary to the demolition of the current structure.

The paper claims that there are those who support the project – which includes a 65,000-seat stadium and the creation of a multi-functional district – and those who do not firmly believe in the new plans and would rather see the current stadium renovated.

Even if the verdict is a ‘yes’ later this month, a third-party advisor could be called upon to evaluate the whole project, demolition of the stadium included.

Meanwhile, Milan and Inter continue to listen to the citizens. An online questionnaire that the clubs ran was completed by 40,000 people and received more than a million responses.

However, the report concludes by saying that the road ‘is certainly not downhill’.

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