GdS: Milan and Inter decide new stadium is only option

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan and Inter have decided to reject the idea of staying at the current San Siro in favour of a new stadium, a report claims.

The saga surrounding the iconic venue has rumbled on for months now ever since Rossoneri president Paolo Scaroni confirmed plans to construct a new stadium in an interview with ANSA back in April.

Milan mayor Beppe Sala recently revealed in an interview with the same outlet that he would be open to selling San Siro to both clubs, though it was revealed by La Gazzetta Dello Sport (via that the offer had been rejected.

MilanNews claimed earlier in the month that two firms are in the running to manage the project to build a new stadium, while the clubs have threatened to leave the San Siro district altogether and build a new stadium in the north of the city.

Now, a report from La Gazzetta dello Sport on Wednesday – as cited by MN – claims that Milan and Inter are in agreement that a renovation of the 96-year old stadium would not be sensible financially.

However, the words of Inter CEO Alessandro Antonello confirm that there is a commitment to stay and gentrify the current San Siro complex.

“We are not imposing anything but we want to relaunch the whole area of ​​San Siro also hearing the advice of the fans,” he said, as per the report.

“The restructuring of the Meazza has been a priority theme above all ours, but the analysis in-depth analysis revealed elements of difficulty in reaching a qualified goal and then we proposed a different path.

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“Sala’s offer to sell? It is correct to put this hypothesis on the table, but what does it mean? In case we could still carry out our project or would it be a constraint to stay at Meazza?”

Scaroni and Antonello will be at Palazzo Marino to show the first preview of the architectural projects and discuss the development in more detail. 

Next Tuesday, the presentation from the two firms in the running for the job is scheduled; namely that of the US giant Populous and that of the Italian-American firm Manica-Progetto Cmr. 

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