Mayor Sala admits to ‘lengthened’ times over new stadium and discusses Scudetto race

By Oliver Fisher -

The Mayor of Milano Giuseppe Sala has once agains spoken about the new stadium project on the sidelines of an event organised by Coni, as well as the Scudetto race too.

The title battle seems to be completely up in the air, with each team having their good and bad stretches. Milan overcame draws against Salernitana and Udinese by beating Napoli, who in turn saw their hard fought 2-1 win against Lazio the week prior come undone.

Inter are still the favourites for many and they got past a four-game winless streak by beating Salernitana 5-0 and then they won 1-0 at Anfield last night, something most Champions League predictions did not expect, though they did go out of the competition 2-1 on aggregate.

Sala first of all began by addressing the new stadium project, given there are plenty of reports doing the rounds suggesting that the clubs are looking into alternative sites to build their new home given the various bureaucratic delays associated with the San Siro area.

“I hope that the new stadium will be built, however, given the timing and the fact that there are appeals, we can rule out that there will be another stadium for the opening ceremony of the 2026 Winter Olympics,” he said (via

“There will be this San Siro. The new stadium? I don’t want to wash my hands of it because I can’t, but what I had to do I did, and that is to declare the public interest through a council resolution.

“Now the question is whether this public debate should be held or not. I understand that the timing in this way is further lengthened, but it would not change much given the appeals that have already been there.

“If the teams intend to look at other options than San Siro, it is within their rights, but of course that would be a shame. I can’t do more than this. I am very worried about being left with this empty stadium, without Milan and Inter, as I don’t see potential reuse.

“We continue the dialogue respecting the rules, but it is no coincidence that few stadiums have been made in Italy. From this point of view our country is complicated.”

Sala was also asked what he thinking about the current battle for the Scudetto in Serie A given the top two are separated by just three points, with Milan in first, Inter two behind (albeit with a game in hand) and Napoli now three back after the Rossoneri won in Naples on Sunday.

“Sunday’s match between Napoli and Milan was important to give strength. Milan and Inter are a step above the others to play for the Scudetto. Milan are in a great moment, and I say this as an Inter fan,” he said.

Tags AC Milan Giuseppe Sala


  1. Build it at one of the 3 other locations, this clown and the other politicians are wasting our time and time is money, every season we are at the San siro is a season of lost earnings and potential, it will not take long for our competition to get back on their feet and we could be facing another 10 years of mediocrity, build it on our own if we have to, just get it done.

    1. If you look at a map of Milano, you will see why relocating is almost impossible. But you are 100% correct, in that every season we spend at the current stadium is bad for our economy. It’s a difficult problem, but to be fair, I can see why the people of Milano don’t want either of the proposed projects built. The designs are horrible imo.

  2. We need to own new stadium so we can compete with rich club,this politician always block AC Milan project because they want both club pay the rent stadium to them . Just move to other location and build new stadium if this politician making it hard

Comments are closed

Serie A Standings

Live football scores . Current table, fixtures & results.