Milan Mayor confirms Inter’s uncertainty is to blame for latest delay to new stadium project

By Oliver Fisher -

The Mayor of Milan Beppe Sala has confirmed that the uncertainty over Inter’s ownership situation is the reason for latest delay in the stadium project.

The construction of a new stadium owned by Milan and Inter is proceeding slowly due to the bureaucratic difficulties associated with such a large project, and every time it seems as though a breakthrough has been made something comes along to disrupt it.

The clubs will have to bear the costs for the demolition of San Siro and the building of the new stadium so for the Council it is in their interest to make sure the funds exist, so there is not a plot of land left with a part-completed stadium because the money has dried up, like Valencia have for example.

Sala spoke this morning during an event to commemorate the victims of Covid, and he confirmed that the hold up is entirely due to Inter’s situation.

“Until Inter clarifies their corporate position we will not be able to go on with the project. By virtue of this we will stop the dialogues until there is a clarification why we cannot leave such an important project to a club that has no certainty about its future,” he said (via MilanLive).

“We cannot think that the project will only see the construction of a stadium. The project is divided into one half for the stadium and the other half for the redevelopment of the area. The work will take at least five or six years for the entire completion. Inter must give us clarifications on their future as a club, until then the dialogues will not go on.”

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