Sala: “I’m not against a new stadium; I have put aside my passion for San Siro”

By Oliver Fisher -

The mayor of Milano – Beppe Sala – has once again expressed his openness to consider the new stadium proposals from Milan and Inter.

The two clubs held an official even on Thursday at the Bovisa Polytechnic in Milano, during which the plans for the ‘nuovo San Siro’ were officially revealed to the public and to key council officials.

Milan president Paolo Scaroni and Inter CEO Alessandro Antonello revealed the reasons for leaving the current San Siro prior to the presentations of the two competing firms.

First, we saw Italian firm Manica show their ‘wedding ring’ design, followed by American giants Populous and their ‘cathedral’ concept.

Here, you can see the videos used by both companies plus the official statement of the club on each.

Beppe Sala has previously expressed a burning desire to remain at San Siro, even offering it to the two clubs for €70m as multiple outlets reported, but it appears that is now out of the question.

The mayor was not in attendance at the event, but offered an update on his thoughts in an interview with ANSA (via

“I am not boycotting the construction of a new stadium and I decided to put aside my nostalgia and my passion for San Siro, because otherwise I would not be a good mayor,” he said.

“We only ask that the rules are respected, how much will be built and how. Certainly the environmental profile will be fundamental.”

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