Milan city mayor Beppe Sala has suggested that there is still a good chance of AC Milan and Inter choosing to stay at San Siro and renovate the existing stadium.
Speaking at a commemorative event on Saturday (reported by Calciomercato), the mayor was asked about Milan’s recent purchase of the land in San Donato on which they plan to build the new stadium in the next few years.
That purchase was a clear signal of intent from the club and it shows just how serious they are about building the new stadium, but Sala feel that anything could still happen when it comes to potentially staying at San Siro with Inter.
“I believe it is still a largely open game, in recent years we have seen it all,” Sala said.
He then went on to explain in greater detail that he understands the steps that Milan have taken but he still sees possibilities of the club staying at San Siro and therefore he will continue to work on it.
“I understand that what Milan has done is a step forward but I repeat, I continue to be confident and maintain dialogue with the clubs. If I didn’t see possibilities on their part for San Siro, I would look for other solutions, but in my opinion they still have it. The contacts are continuous. Milan is certainly further ahead but we have already said this. But I believe the game is still open. I don’t lose faith in the possibility of saving San Siro,” he said.
There is still a lot of work to be done from a Milan perspective, but the plans mean that they could potentially start building in 2026, with late 2028 being the absolute earliest that the team could be playing in the new stadium.