Mayor Beppe Sala has responded to speculation that AC Milan and Inter are looking at other sites for their new stadium away from San Siro.
The two clubs have made their intentions clear to build a new stadium next to the current one, though the road towards that has been described as ‘uphill’.
Italian firm Manica and American giants Populous are the two competing firms trying to land the project, and they showed their respective ‘Wedding ring’ and ‘Cathedral’ designs at an official event in September.
It was claimed by ANSA recently that the two clubs asked for clarifications on the construction of a new stadium, with a hint of frustration from the side of the two clubs as certain restrictions have not yet been made clear.
Il Corriere di Milano last week (via MilanNews.it) even suggested that the hypothesis of moving to a new site is still well and truly alive, with a move to San Donato – around 10km south east of the city centre – a possibility.
Mayor Beppe Sala gave a long interview to La Gazzetta dello Sport during which he tackled the stadium issue, starting with the future of the current stadium.
Sala spoke to reporters during the award ceremony of the Honours of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic.
“If Inter and Milan are looking at other areas it is obviously legitimate, God forbid,” he said (via Calciomercato.com).
“But I would like a meeting, I’ll make the point today with my team also to understand how to relate to the clubs. There is still no meeting scheduled, but I believe we will do it.”