Sala warns Milan and Inter that current stadium plans are ‘impossible’ to approve

By Oliver Fisher -

Milan city mayor Beppe Sala has warned both Inter and the Rossoneri that the current plans for a new San Siro are ‘impossible’ to get through.

American giants Populous are competing with Italian firm Manica – with their respective  ‘Cathedral’ and ‘Wedding ring’ designs – to land the project of constructing Milan and Inter’s new home.

The City Council recently voted that the project is ‘in the public interest’, though a number of conditions have been laid down in order for the approval to be granted, mainly centered around the regeneration of the current San Siro and assurances that it will not be demolished.

However Mayor Sala has now issued a warning to the two clubs, speaking to reporters at a military ceremony about the current situation.

“We must get to work with the teams to understand how we can reach an agreement between their needs and ours,” he said (via Football Italia).

“It is obvious to everyone that the volume [of land] requested is impossible. It is excessive.

“However. from this point of view, we want to try and find a solution with the clubs.”

It was even suggested over the weekend that Serie A could put San Siro forward as a UNESCO world heritage site, but Sala does not believe that is a possibility.

“Such a proposal does not help because now we are at the stage of technical discussions [over a new stadium].

“I believe the city is not rejecting a new stadium out of hand, but it is necessary to find the right solutions from a financial point of view and in terms of what will be built.”

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