Mayor Sala on new San Siro proposal: “I am not a madman, it is not a good deal”

By Oliver Fisher -

City Mayor Beppe Sala has once again voiced his concern about the current proposal from Milan and Inter regarding the new stadium project.

The two clubs 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.

However the road appears to be a long one: ANSA recently reported that the two clubs asked for clarifications on certain areas, such as what can or cannot be done with the existing structure.

It has even been suggested by multiple sources that Milan and Inter are considering the idea of moving to San Donato – around 10km south east of the city centre – if the difficulties continue.

Now, Mayor Sala has discussed the situation with Il Sole 24 Ore, suggesting there is no chance of approval of the current plans.

“We are owners of a stadium that has a value of €100 million. We spend €5m on maintenance and earn €5m through it,” he said (via

“Milan and Inter have proposed to build a new stadium on land we own and they are telling us that we should demolish the current stadium.

“They also tell us that we will be owners of the new stadium in 99 years time and we will only receive rent after 33 years. The Council would go from having a stadium worth €100 million to having nothing. I am not a madman, it is not a good deal.”

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