AC Milan and Inter are still in negotiations with the city council over their stadium project, which hasn’t received the final go-ahead yet. However, a few updates have arrived on the matter.
Only one important step is missing for the two clubs to move ahead with the project: the agreement for the commercial area volumes, per MilanLive.it. This is the area that will be built around the stadium, where there are many revenue opportunities.
The city council, however, would like to respect the building index established by the PGT (Territorial Government Plan). Meanwhile, Milan and Inter are asking for a bigger area to make the project more financially sustainable in the long-term.
An understanding is needed between the parties as they aren’t even close to each other for the time being. Pierfrancesco Maran, the city councillor for urban planning, shared his thoughts on the situation and also added some optimism (via MilanLive.it).
“If the proposed building index remains, it’s impossible for us as the city council to give the go-ahead. We have to make a counter proposal supported by the numbers, we are already at work
“There have been significant steps forward that have incorporated many points from the city council. That’s why I’m optimistic,” he stated.