GdS: Milan put pressure on Inter and Council over stadium as new site emerges

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan want to make a decision within the next two months on the new stadium project and will ask Inter to clarify their stance, a report claims.

La Gazzetta dello Sport (as seen below) report that by the end of March or at the latest in April the Rossoneri leadership will decide whether to stick with the new San Siro project alongside Inter or whether to build elsewhere.

There will be a meeting between Inter and Milan in which the two clubs will respond to the Council, which just before Christmas approved the plan for the new San Siro, setting new stringent conditions on capacity, green areas and other parts of the plan.

If Milan were to move then Sesto San Giovanni remains the location on pole given how familiar the leaders are by now with the site, but there is another location being considered too which is the Rozzano area in the south of the city.

Milan have studied and are still studying the possibility of building the new stadium there alone, in a private area, because Rozzano would satisfy some of the requirements required for the construction of a large club facility.

However, Rozzano – along with the old solution of San Donato – are not considered frontrunners in the plans. Each area has strengths and weaknesses but San Siro and Sesto San Giovanni remain the most concrete hypotheses.

Paolo Scaroni made an interesting comment last week to put some pressure on Inter, stating: “If it’s not San Siro, Milan are willing to go alone. Let’s not give up, I assure you that Milan will have the new stadium.”

In short, the Rossoneri are in a hurry and are willing press the green button on the first available solution, thus putting pressure on both the Council and Inter. For this reason Sesto San Giovanni – willing to accelerate along with Milan – is now probably the favourite even over staying at San Siro.

The delay that is currently impacting the Populous Cathedral plan is the potential constraints over the demolition of the existing San Siro, which Emanuela Carpani – the new Superintendent of Archaeology – must make a call on.

If the two clubs get approval in the short term then they will start drawing up the executive project, which has a cost of €40-50m and would be the first real definitive step towards a new San Siro.

If things do not move quickly then the clubs can make their move to respond to the requests of the Council made at the end of December, when they were asked that the new stadium in San Siro have 70,000 seats, that tickets not suffer an excessive increase, that the green areas constitute 50% of the entire area and that a share of at least €40m be invested for the redevelopment of the entire area.

Milan intend to choose their future in a couple of months and if they decide to move to Sesto then Inter would have to make a decision on whether to explore building together in that area or whether to leave it.

If RedBird proposed a joint stadium in Sesto it would certainly be evaluated, otherwise Inter will go alone, but Zhang is waiting to see how things develop for now.

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  1. Milan needs to build on their own. Zhang can’t afford to build his own and need Milan. Milan can either extract their pound of flesh on Inter or far surpass them in revenues. If Milan puts a retractable roof on it they can host events 24/7.

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