Certainly, it’s no secret that AC Milan and Inter are looking to build a new stadium, thus abandoning the iconic San Siro stadium for what will be a more economically-beneficial solution. However, the road hasn’t been easy.
The Rossoneri and Nerazzurri initially suggested to tear down San Siro, building a new stadium next to it. However, as the city council refused to accept this solution, the two clubs have now come up with a new plan.
As Repubblica.it reports, parts of the San Siro will be preserved to help transform the field into a sports citadel. That way, the new stadium doesn’t substantially affect the city council’s earnings from the area.
In an interview with SportMediaset (via Calciomercato.com), Milan mayor Beppe Sala confirmed that this is indeed the case. By the looks of it, the parties have reached a solution for the matter, after months of discussions back and forth.
“The teams are bringing a more elaborate and constructive proposal that foresees that San Siro will remain. However, it will not only remain, but also be dedicated to other sports. It will stay in the centre of the city in an area that is ours.
“Then the teams will build hotels, offices and whatever will allow them to return to the stadium investment. However, the San Siro will remain and become a sports citadel,” he concluded.