Sole 24 Ore: Two out of 48 councillors vote ‘yes’ to new San Siro

By Oliver Fisher -

Milan and Inter have been dealt a blow in their hopes of constructing a brand new stadium as the results of the first council vote have reportedly been revealed.

The two clubs held an official event at the Bovisa Polytechnic in Milano last week, during which Manica-Cmr and Populous took to the stage to reveal their designs for the ‘new San Siro’.

Italian firm Manica showed their renderings, followed by American giants Populous, after Milan president Paolo Scaroni and Inter CEO Alessandro Antonello had outlined the key information regarding the brief.

Both are incredibly impressive designs which include details plans for how to regenerate the whole district, but the clubs now of course await the approval from the council.

According to il Sole 24 Ore (via MilanNews) things have hit a road block: of the 48 councillors, 20 voted ‘no’ to a new stadium, 7 declared themselves ‘not favourable’, 19 are ‘undecided and open to dialogue’.

Only two voted ‘yes’ to the new stadium, and one of those was Stefano Parisi, a challenger of current mayor Giuseppe Sala in the last administrative elections.

NEXT STEPS

In mid-October there will be a council vote that will declare whether or not the project is ‘in the public interest’.

Subsequently it will be up to the board to give its opinion based on the address given by the directors. The road to the new stadium therefore remains uphill, but Milan and Inter have no intention of giving up.


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