Earlier today, Milan mayor Beppe Sala revealed that an understanding has been reached with AC Milan and Inter over the new stadium. He raised three concerns during the meeting and the clubs agreed.
One of the conditions was that Guiseppe Meazza must be available for the 2026 Olympics, which will be hosted by Italy. The opening ceremony will be held at the stadium and this has subsequently delayed the clubs’ project timeline even more.
Speaking about the matter after Sala’s statements, as transcribed by Football Italia via Calciomercato.com, Inter’s corporate CEO Alessandro Antonello confirmed the news. That is, the new stadium won’t be ready for the 2026 Olympics.
“There is a road map that we hope will speed up the approval process. We have not yet discussed technical matters. We are willing to review the entire project from the perspective of environmental sustainability as long as there is a certainty about the timing. By now, the horizon is 2027. The deadline has become that. The Olympics will be at the Meazza,” he stated.
In other words, the fans will have to wait quite a while for the new stadium to be finished. Above all, the clubs will have to wait and that is indeed negative for their revenue stream, but at least now there is a plan on the table (unlike before).