GdS: Milan and Inter frustrated over lack of stadium progress – other areas being evaluated

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan and Inter are becoming frustrated with how long the negotiations are taking over the building of a new stadium, and they are reportedly evaluating alternative solutions.

La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanNews) reports how, given the continuous setbacks suffered so far in their quest to get everything agreed over a new stadium next to the current San Siro, the clubs are also evaluating the possibility of moving the project to another area.

The Council want to carry out the project, but first the involvement of the citizens is necessary and so Mayor Sala has opened the way to the launch of a public debate, which is standard procedure provided for by national law and mandatory for works over €300m in cost.

The only possible exception to this scenario was the Covid emergency, but the City Council did not decide to try and go against the rule. Milan and Inter are awaiting news, but they certainly expected an acceleration after the recent elections which did not happen.

The Rossoneri and Nerazzurri fear that the times will get too long and that the public debate phase could in fact last for about eight months, thus leaving the possibility of starting work in 2023. The stalemate between the parties is clear, and even if everyone’s hope is that the situation can be unblocked as soon as possible, the clubs will not stand and watch.

It is not coincidental that the Rossoneri and Nerazzurri are close to appointing Beppe Bonomi as project co-ordinator, and the clubs will thus explore building the ‘Catherdral’ on the site of a former Falck steelworks in Sesto San Giovanni.

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