Mayor Sala believes City Council will be ‘penalised’ by new San Siro plans

By Oliver Fisher -

City mayor Beppe Sala has once again insisted that a solution must be found that pleases all parties regarding the future of San Siro.

Milan and Inter have made their intentions clear to move into the modern era by building a new state-of-the-art stadium, with Italian firm Manica and American giants Populous the two competing firms trying to land the project.

Recently, ANSA reported that the two clubs asked for clarifications on the construction of a new stadium, one of the points being about what can or cannot be done with the existing structure.

Il Corriere di Milano (via MilanNews.it) even suggested last month that the idea of moving to San Donato – around 10km south east of the city centre – is a possibility if the difficulties continue.

Now, Beppe Sala has offered yet another update on the situation during an interview with ANSA at an IOC seminar related to the 2026 Winter Olympics – for which Milano is a host city – and his words were transcribed by MilanNews.it.

“In the end one way or another, I don’t see any problems,” he said, regarding the future of San Siro. 

It is clear that San Siro in any case would not be abandoned before the new stadium is eventually ready, we will see.

“The question is still open, I will not defend San Siro to the bitter end, but I take Milano’s interest: when I say that San Siro is worth a hundred million in value, it is not money from Beppe Sala but from the Milanese people. 

“I must defend a heritage that belongs to all of us. Having said that, I am willing to co-operate with the teams, but it is clear that as far as we started we were definitely penalised, we need to find a formula for which the Municipality is not so penalised.”

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