AC Milan are getting close to fully abandoning the new stadium project next to the current San Siro and moving to a different area, a report claims.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport (via PianetaMilan), in two years a cultural interest restriction will automatically come into effect on the second tier of the current San Siro and the authorities will not overturn it.
This therefore means that the existing stadium cannot be demolished and in turn the plan to build a new one next to it before knocking the current San Siro down cannot go ahead.
Milan and Inter had reopened dialogue with the Council and with Mayor Giuseppe Sala to try and make some progress on their idea of building a stadium together, as the original plan was back in 2019.
However, they did not get good news. The famous ramps of the second tier – built in 1955 and therefore 70 years old in 2025 – are destined to have a historical constraint put on them according to the law that applies to assets belonging to public property, so cannot be demolished.
The San Siro will remain standing, but Milan and Inter have excluded the idea of staying and playing there by renovating the stadium. Now, the most probable solution is for each club to go it alone and build a new stadium on their own, outside the city limits.
Milan owner Gerry Cardinale is pushing for a solo stadium project as shown by the fact he met Mayor Sala and the Governor of the Lombardy Region, Attilio Fontana, in recent weeks.
Where could Milan go now to build the new all-Rossoneri stadium? There are three locations in the running: Sesto San Giovanni, San Donato Milanese and the Rozzano-Assago area. For Inter, the alternative area is on the border between Rozzano and Assago.