The Mayor of Milan, Giuseppe Sala, has made the claim that the ‘new San Siro’ project launched by AC Milan and Inter has not yet been put to bed.
It is now nearly half a decade ago that Milan and Inter announced a joint project whereby they would build a new state of the art stadium on the vacant land next to the existing San Siro and then that would in turn be at least part-demolished.
However, the Rossoneri and the Nerazzurri ended up becoming frustrated with the constant bureaucratic and political delays that took place amid protests and constraints, so both seem to have turned away and started their own projects.
As was outlined by La Gazzetta dello Sport recently, Milan’s plan is for a 65-70,000-seat stadium in the San Francesco area of San Donato to be completed by 2029 which would also include a number of other amenities such as bars and restaurants, officers and potentially the new club headquarters.
Sala spoke again about the San Siro plans during a press conference at the Teatro alla Scala, and he suggested that things have not yet been officially closed on that front.
“All in all it’s clear that it doesn’t help the bond, but I don’t think that from my point of view we can declare the San Siro dossier closed, let’s see,” he said (via PianetaMilan).
“I will also talk to the teams because we have an open procedure and we need to understand what intentions they have. It is useless for me to comment because any word on a topic of this kind is wrong, we will see.
“In any case, especially as long as this procedure is open and until the teams show, if they show, no more interest in San Siro, I’ll keep quiet and wait.”