Mayor says he will meet Milan and Inter ‘soon’ but assures: “In the end, I decide”

By Isak Möller -

AC Milan and Inter have been trying for many years to get the permissions needed to build a new stadium. However, the city council has been far from easy to deal with and there is still no complete agreement. 

The two Milan clubs are eager to get a new stadium, that is fully owned by the club, as this means more revenue. As things stand with San Siro, they are forced to give up a lot of revenue to the city council.

During a recent press conference, as cited by MilanNews, Milan mayor Beppe Sala was asked about the matter. He provided a very standard response but also added that the clubs won’t get the green light without his permission.

“Inter and Milan asked me to meet them and I will do so soon, then it will be time to decide. Not everyone sees it in the same way, but everyone knows what the rule is: if you don’t arrive at a synthesis, in the end, I decide,” he stated.

It remains to be seen if the new stadium will be accepted by the city council. There are many factors involved but in the end, it will be good for the city as well to get modern infrastructure, along with the work opportunities it will bring.

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Tags AC Milan Beppe Sala Inter San Siro

5 Comments

  1. Micah Kiyimba says:

    Idiots like this man are the reason Italian clubs can no longer compete at the top European level…why does he think he gets to personally decide the future of a stadium that benefits everybody?

  2. shervin says:

    In other words: “I have to see what’s in it for me before I agree!” Typical italian BS politics.

  3. xiangfu says:

    I don’t blame Sala, I blame Milan management must they built a stadium at the sansiro area why can’t they go for the proposed portiello region for Berlusconi Milan stadium I swear the green light will come before or after two weeks

    1. Shal says:

      You cannot just build a massive stadium anywhere. A lot of things to consider like infrastructure and accessibility, easier location for both clubs training bases and so on. It is a business.

  4. Shal says:

    You have two top-level teams in your city, both playing in UCL, leading army of fans and bringing potential tourists two or three times every week.
    But you decide to cut their income and potential growth instead of using their popularity to get money from somewhere else, like taxes from guest houses and restaurants and even taxi drivers.
    City mayor is keeping both clubs as hostages because they don’t have any other choice. It looks like a monopoly abuse but with politicians on other side.

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