Milan council say yes to new San Siro on two conditions – Mayor Sala’s reaction

By Oliver Fisher -

The Milano City Council have given a conditional ‘yes’ to the construction of a new stadium next to San Siro, according to a report.

Monday represented a crucial day for the project, which pits Italian firm Manica against American giants Populous with their respective ‘Wedding ring’ and ‘Cathedral’ designs.

The City Council took a vote which would decide whether the project was ‘in the public interest’, and the results were positive for the two clubs as they have received a conditional yes.

According to il Corriere di Milano – as cited by – the mayor Beppe Sala has laid down two conditions that must be met in order for everything to go ahead.

The first is the regeneration of San Siro, something which Sala has made clear from the start will become a major priority, and the second is that the capacity of the current stadium is subsequently reduced.

Sala commented on the vote during an interview with newspaper ANSA.

“I am happy with the favourable opinion of the project but the project, as it is today, is not acceptable,” he said.

“I voted in favour of the new stadium. Some of the requests the clubs have made are excessive.

“Now the real discussion starts with the clubs. I believe that the clubs are aware of the fact that the project they have proposed to us was one too much in their favour.

“There are so many aspects to it and if we are to come to an agreement, we will do so by working on several aspects. We must revise this proposal a little more in favour of the city council.”

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