News continues to filter suggesting that AC Milan could build their own new stadium in the Sesto San Giovanni area of the city.
The Milano edition of Corriere della Sera reports that there is a drawing and a model showing what could become the new Milan stadium. It is designed by Sir Norman Foster, who knows the area well, and is intended to be on the area of the former Falck steelworks in Sesto San Giovanni.
Plan B of constructing a new home in the MilanoSesto area of the city seems to be back in vogue therefore but with a fundamental difference compared to the San Siro project: in this case the stadium would be owned by the Rossoneri alone.
It is also evident that RedBird Capital, the owner of Milan, and Hines – the real estate development group that controls the MilanoSesto area – are both American and are talking to each other.
The stadium could be located close to the historic building that housed the Tagliaferri blast furnace until the 1970s, and the current design has an oval shape very far from the design of the Cathedral done by Populous.
The Mayor of Sesto – Roberto Di Stefano – shared his comments on the idea.
“At the beginning, President Scaroni had carried out the idea of carrying out the Populous project, but considering that Norman Foster designed all the Falck areas and is perfectly familiar with the industrial archeology of the site, it is believed that talking and having the stadium area designed by those who have already designed one million and 250 thousand square meters makes sense,” he said.
The idea is to create a modern stadium with a capacity of 60-70k, which is sustainable and is aimed at being used 7 days a week, also with the possibility of using what remains of the blast furnace to develop the commercial and museum part of the project.
Di Stefano added: “What we asked for is to keep the 24 hectares of park designed by Norman Foster. It would appear that Plan B is becoming Plan A and we hope so with all our might.
“The meeting with the clubs has led the teams to get to know the reality of our territory which is very well connected with the rest of the metropolitan area: subway, railways, ring roads, we are close to Linate.
“Teams, or even just one, need a new stadium quickly to remain competitive internationally. They do not need to waste time on something smoky that is not materialising and risks collapsing like a sand castle.”