Milan mayor Sala reveals the one key hold-up regarding Milan and Inter’s new stadium plans

By Oliver Fisher -

The Mayor of Milano Giuseppe Sala has revealed that for the moment there is one thing holding the the new stadium project.

The two clubs want to construct new state-of-the-art home as was revealed late last year, with Italian firm Manica and American giants Populous the two competing firms trying to land the project.

We reported back in February that talks were progressing in the right direction regarding the development, with a green light expected, and while the Coronavirus emergency slowed things the updated designs – including repurposing of the current San Siro – were presented last week.

Now, Beppe Sala has once again spoken about the project and in particular what the current hold up is during an interview with

“The projects? I like them. My rigidity has always been only on two elements. The first, on the desire not to lose the Meazza. The second, on the desire to limit new buildings. The new project saves the old stadium, which will host many other minor sports and for the most part free of charge,” he said (via MilanLive).

The volumes of the commercial area remain a point on which there must be negotiation. Milan and Inter will have to spend €72m to convert the current Giuseppe Meazza structure, so they are asking the Council for some lee-way regarding the volume of the project, to essentially be able to make that money back quicker.

“Their request is still high, but I hope that a good agreement can be found to bring to the Council and get voted in the boardroom, so that the project is successful,” Sala concluded.

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