Repubblica: New stadium set to get green light as Milan and Inter make two key compromises

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan and Inter are close to getting the definitive go-head for their new stadium project, according to a report.

As Wednesday’s edition of La Repubblica notes (via MilanNews.it), the two Milanese clubs will be enemies on the field on Sunday evening for the Derby della Madonnina, but off the pitch they continue to work towards the construction of the new stadium.

After months of misunderstandings, the Rossoneri and the Nerazzurri are finally close to obtaining the green light, as the recent words from Mayor Beppe Sala seem to suggest.

Big strides forward have come in recent weeks as the two clubs tried to meet some requests from the Municipality, primarily the maintenance of part of the existing San Siro structure.

Instead of a full demolition as was in the initial proposal, Milan and Inter are now suggesting a partial demolition of the Meazza to keep some iconic elements of the current system alive, namely the orange grandstand, one of the towers and a Curva.

Another knot that has been untied is the one that concerns the economics of a new stadium, a the council currently collects €10m a year.

The paper claims that the parties have found a compromise, with Milan and Inter agreeing to start paying the fee for a 90-year lease as soon as they enter the new San Siro and not – as they initially proposed – after 32 years. 

There is now a final agreement to be found: the final small hurdles being the requirement to cut the amount of extra buildings for offices, hotels and shops, which the Rossoneri and Nerazzurri want to build in order to generate more revenue. 

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