Tuttosport: Another crucial San Siro vote on the horizon – Mayor Sala demands ‘balance’

By Oliver Fisher -

Milan city mayor Beppe Sala has insisted that there must be a ‘balance’ between the needs of the two clubs and that of the council with regards to the new stadium project.

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

The City Council took a vote on whether the project is ‘in the public interest’ on Monday, and the results were positive for the two clubs as they have received a conditional yes.

Sala apparently laid down a number of conditions though 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.

The mayor spoke to Tuttosport on Thursday about the project and once again expressed his desire to find an agreement that suits all parties involved.

“There is no closure from the point of view of the Administration on the new stadium, but since it is not just talked about stadium but also of shopping centres, hotels and offices, it is necessary to understand if these are in tune with the public interest.

“We need only find a balance between the interests of those who invest and ours,” he said, as per MilanNews.it.

A report from the same outlet claims that another important verdict will arrive in 180 days; namely that of the Regional Council of Lombardy which has to give approval to all major developments that are proposed inside its boundaries.

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