Sala names the ‘three fundamental prerequisites’ Milan and Inter have agreed to over new stadium

By Oliver Fisher -

The Mayor of Milan Beppe Sala has confirmed that he met with AC Milan and Inter this morning to discuss the new stadium project and provided some positive updates.

Italian firm Manica and American giants Populous are the two competing companies trying to land the project, with both Milanese clubs absolutely intent on constructing a new home to help take them into the modern era.

Covid-19 obviously slowed developments down and then the council elections which recently took place, but with Sala reconfirmed as the Mayor the hope of the clubs remains that the project can quickly be approved and ground can be broken soon.

Sala took to his Instagram account to confirm that a meeting took place and to highlight the three areas where the clubs have agreed to co-operate.

“This morning I met the representatives of the clubs FC Internazionale and AC Milan at Palazzo Marino. I represented the position of the Council of Milan to the teams. There are three fundamental prerequisites for moving on to the executive phase of the stadium project,” he said.

“The first is that the new stadium will substantially adhere to the lines and volumes contained in the feasibility study that has already been presented to the Administration. The second calls for a reconversion of the area of ​​the current San Siro in order to develop the project of the sport and entertainment district, in a green context (also in this case as per the dossier already presented).

“Regardless of the timing of construction of the new stadium, the opening ceremony of the 2026 Winter Olympics will take place in the current facility, as a tribute to its glorious history. Finally, third and last point, that the concessions of volumetric rights for urban development ancillary to the stadium do not derogate from what is allowed by the current PGT. The two clubs agreed with these proposals. At this point I believe that the Executive can proceed quickly to deliberate the public interest.”

 

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9 Comments

  1. Martin Bernhard says:

    So what im getting from this is basically if the stadium project will take 3-4 years to build we will first have a new stadium in around 2029-30 or something if the old stadium has to still stand in 2026, is that a wrong estimate as we will build it at the old area of san siro ?

    1. Honest Truth says:

      The new stadium will not be built on the current San Siro but next to it so the two can exist at the same time. This is my understanding anyway. Aim for completion of the stadium is 2027 but my guess is the surrounding development will take longer as they would need to redevelop the current stadium and surrounding area.

      1. Shackur says:

        Not to build next to it but rather renew the sansiro to befit the opening ceremony of the 2026 Olympics in Milano:
        He said:reconversion of the area of ​​the current San Siro in order to develop the project of the sport and entertainment district, in a green context
        “Regardless of the timing of construction of the new stadium, the opening ceremony of the 2026 Winter Olympics will take place in the current facility, as a tribute to its glorious history

      2. Martin Bernhard says:

        But keeping up the stadium and ready untill 2026 pretty much means keeping up the area where the stadium is planned for as they need to keep up the parking lot area so as i see it they cant break grounds untill 2026 from the looks of it.

    2. Shackur says:

      Nope Martin…he knew the proposal brought a year ago is to complete the stadium in 2026 and the winter Olympics in 2026 is slated to be in the city of Milano. So there’s been rumors of doing the Olympics in the new stadia but he said the two clubs should rather put things well around the current stadium cos that’s were the Olympics gonna hold. But that doesn’t affect the progress of the project.

      1. Martin Bernhard says:

        Ill just reply my answer from above

        But keeping up the stadium and ready untill 2026 pretty much means keeping up the area where the stadium is planned for as they need to keep up the parking lot area so as i see it they cant break grounds untill 2026 from the looks of it.

        I know they have had these negotiations for a long while and goes beyond a year but this is what i can get from it because having a huge building project next to san siro stadium will limit accesibility of spectators and frankly i dont trust this mayor sala so cant really say i will be surprised if they end up pushing the new stadium back further.

        1. Vero Rossonero says:

          Martin, the space to build a new stadium while leaving San Siro standing is there. Use google maps on satellite mode to take a look. Just to the east of the stadium there is a huge space which looks like an old race track that is obviously unused. The area is larger than the current San Siro. So that’s one place. Then if you look west, there is another open field area between the two parking lots. So there are two places. I also don’t think the parking area that exists is THAT large so not sure how many spectators are expected to drive to the Olympic events at San Siro. This is in the middle of a city and there is a metro stop right at the stadium (I’ve used it myself). I’ll note that the NY Yankees and NY Mets were able to build new stadiums on their parking lots while operating their old stadiums until the new ones were complete and it was not a big deal (I lived in NYC during this time and attended games at both). Then the old ones were torn down and additional parking restored. I think the Yankees didn’t even put parking back, but created a number of small fields for youth baseball. And there is not a lot of space in the Bronx!

          1. Martin Bernhard says:

            Ok thanks for clarifying it for me and yeah it does make more sense now. Think my mishap in interprestation was that i had seen one of stadium suggestiions with the old san siro made into a public park/playfield was upside down so i assumed it was gonna get build on the other side than it is planned . Good to now because i had been wondering about this for some time and the fact that the mayor said the old stadium had to keep standing untill 2026 made me scratch my head even further how this would be feasible.

            To the rest of you thanks for your inputs as well and my bad.

  2. Juro says:

    Without a new stadium we will never be an elite club again nor be able to compete with the “big” clubs spending power on a consistent basis. Italian politics are corrupt as they come. Let’s hope this finally moves the needle. But I would get my hopes up high and I can see more delays in the future and doubt it will get done before the Olympics. End of the decade seems more likely. I pray I am dead wrong, but I have no faith in Italian bureaucracy.

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