Everything you need to know about Sesto as Milan keep stadium plan B alive

By Isak Möller -

The public debate has ended for AC Milan and Inter’s stadium project in the San Siro area, but the clubs are still somewhat in the dark with regard to the outcome. Meanwhile, Sesto San Giovanni is still an option. 

The Rossoneri are tired of the bureaucratic delays – courtesy of politicians, conservative groups and many unreasonable laws – and are thus considering building the stadium in Sesto San Giovanni. More specifically, where the former steelworks were located, also known as the Falck area.

This area is privately owned and the Sesto council is more than happy to welcome both Milan and Inter, meaning it could be a quick turnover from a decision to the start of building. A factor that is very appealing to Milan and RedBird.

Having said all of this, talks are still ongoing for the San Siro project and a public debate has now been initiated. This hypothesis shouldn’t be ruled out, therefore, but Milan now have a backup plan to turn to even in the near future.

So, where is Sesto San Giovanni located? It’s north of the inner city and that’s why it’s not under the jurisdiction of the Milan council, but rather its own. It’s not far away from the city, though.

Thanks to the Metro connection, as line No.1 has Sesto as its final station, you can travel from the Duomo to Sesto in just 18 minutes. There is also a railway station, which can take you to Garibaldi in a mere 13 minutes. Furthermore, Linate Airport is 14 minutes away by car.

To put this in perspective, it takes around 20 minutes to get from the metro station at San Siro to the Duomo. Of course, some might feel hard done by the potential change, depending on where they currently live and the distance to San Siro. In any case, transportation to Sesto San Giovanni is not a problem.

Over the last few years, several investments have been made to modernise Sesto and the council has decided to focus heavily on greenery. More details on this can be found on the official website but, for example, a large green park near the Falck area has been designed and is in the works.

It’s an important path that the council has chosen, given that especially the steelworks area looked (and still looks to some extent) very unappealing previously. Constructing a world-class football stadium is thus something that the council welcomes a lot, given that it will continue their project and also attract more people.

For Milan, as said, it’s an area that appeals to them given the ability to build a stadium without any delays. And they might do it without their city rivals Inter, getting a home for themselves for many years to come. The design in the pic above, by the way, is just an initial one to gauge the possibility of the area.

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  1. This article only focus on transportation. Far from ‘Everything I need to know’. Afaik Sesto has nowhere near the cultural history and offers that the area around San Siro has. If we move alone and Inter get San Siro, I would consider it the biggest failure in the history of the club.

    1. “Inter get San Siro”

      For free? As Inter would own it? Never going to happen. Will Inter BUY San Siro to themselves? Never going to happen either as the city of Milan will not sell it – and even if they did, they would ask waaaay more than the actual value is.

      Plus Inter can have the old relic if they want. Even if the city would give permission to modernize the stadium, it would cost way more than building a new stadium elsewhere.

      So either way, Inter would be screwed if they got San Siro alone.

  2. With what money we are going to build that stadium? About €600M with interest, has to be returned to Elliot, and other €600M to shareholders of Redbird. Maybe I am wrong.

  3. RedBrid is not going to put any money into stadium but rather investors and sponsors. They will give the name to the highest bidder, like Allianza of Juve and Bayern, Emirates of Arsenal, Etihad of City (although it’s the same owner).

    1. “They will give the name to the highest bidder, like Allianza of Juve and Bayern, Emirates of Arsenal, Etihad of City (although it’s the same owner).”

      Of course they will. That’s what EVERYBODY is doing nowadays and would be foolish not to sell/rent the name for money. Those are significant amounts of cash the clubs are getting for the naming rights.

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