New stadium project gets public approval with 2027 opening date now likely

By Oliver Fisher -

The Council of Milan have approved that the new stadium project AC Milan and Inter want to carry out is in the public interest.

Mayor Beppe Sala appeared to have confirmed that the new stadium project would soon get the public interest approval through some comments that he made earlier in the week, and sure enough it has officially arrived today, meaning the clubs have taken a step forward.

A statement on the Council’s official website announced that there has been a plan approved to build a new stadium near the current San Siro subject to certain conditions being met.

“Adjustment of the territorial building index to the maximum required by the Standard of the Land Government Plan approved with reference to the ‘San Siro’ large urban function, equal to 0.35 m 2 / m 2 .

“Reconfiguration of the area where the “Meazza” currently stands as a sports district, with extensive enhancement and increase in greenery.

“On the basis of what has been established, updating of the Economic and Financial Plan in the subsequent planning phase.

“These are the conditions under which the Board has decided to confirm the declaration of public interest on the proposal relating to the Milan Stadium presented by the Milan ACSpA and Internazionale FCSpA football clubs. Conditions that will remain necessary to obtain subsequent acts of consent on the project.”

The two clubs have made it known for a long time that they wish to build a new state of the art stadium next to the current San Siro in order to move into a new era, and also transform the area around the ground in order to increase revenue opportunities.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanNews) meanwhile, the new stadium of Milan and Inter will be ready in 2027 and the winning project between the two still in the running will be chosen shortly. At the moment that of Populous (“The Cathedral”) has a big advantage over that of Manica-Sportium (“The two rings”).

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