Key ruling from Milan Council over San Siro project: No to co-existing stadiums

By Oliver Fisher -

The City Council of Milano have decided that there cannot be two stadiums next to each other at San Siro after a meeting with Milan and Inter.

The two clubs wish to build a new state-of-the-art stadium next to the current structure, with Italian firm Manica and American giants Populous the two competing firms trying to land the project.

However, there are doubts lingering over what would happen to the present stadium, with the City Council previously of the persuasion that it must remain standing in some capacity.

Mayor Beppe Sala discussed the situation with Il Sole 24 Ore earlier on Tuesday, suggesting there is no chance of approval of the current plans.

Now, it has been revealed via a newsletter that a study conducted by representatives from the municipal administration has confirmed the ‘non-sustainability of the coexistence between two stadiums’.

This is due to acoustic factors, roadway impacts, the management of crowd flows and security.

The meeting involved Milan president Paolo Scaroni,managing director Ivan Gazidis and Inter CEO Alessandro Antonello and lasted around one hour.

In theory, this means that the new stadium will have to be one built on the site of the current San Siro – be that a renovation of the present structure or a demolition and reconstruction.

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