Scaroni gives ‘optimistic’ update on Milan and Inter’s ‘fundamental’ stadium project

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan president Paolo Scaroni is confident that the right steps are being taken towards the total approval of a new stadium.

After initial scepticism, the general consensus among the main sources is that there is progress being made between Milan, Inter and the City Council over a new stadium after the Council were apprehensive at first about the potential demolition of San Siro.

Italian firm Manica and American giants Populous are the two competing firms trying to land the project, with both Milanese clubs absolutely intent on constructing a new state of the art stadium.

The progress seemed to have been slowed by the Coronavirus pandemic which has gripped Italy and the rest of the world both socially and economically, but now the topic has started to resurface again.

Scaroni spoke regarding the stadium situation on the day of AC Milan’s Shareholder Meeting as Casa Milan, with his comments relayed by MilanNews and translated below.

“On the Milan stadium you will remember that in July last year a project was presented that the council approved, with changes to the project presented,” he said.

“In the coming days the new project will be presented to the Council, which is aware of the fundamental ingredients, that is to save the vestiges of San Siro, making the area of ​​the current stadium available to non-professional sports.

“I follow the stadium project with great commitment, because it is a fundamental ingredient for the club’s economy. There is a reduction in volumes to 145 thousand square meters. We expect the council to examine this new document after the technical offices have evaluated it, so that we can start with the executive design that is prodromal at the beginning of construction sites.

“Mayor Sala and Councillor Maran are aware and we have met them often. We are optimistic.”

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