Scaroni reiterates importance of new stadium project and reveals the timescales in mind

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan president Paolo Scaroni has stressed the importance of support from all fans, and once again expressed optimism regarding the stadium project.

Scaroni spoke at a press conference for the ‘Milan for all’ event this morning at Casa Milan during which he spoke about how crucial it is that the council allow them to push forward with the stadium plans, with his comments relayed by PianetaMilan.

“Our fans are very important to us. We want everyone to participate in our affairs. The fan must always follow us. He followed us through difficult years, now is a better time and we hope that we are all part of it,” he said.

“Everyone must be involved in our initiative. Also visually impaired and hearing impaired. So that they can participate in all events. Matches and conferences. The experience at the stadium can be shared by everyone. Both who are present and who are not. Because you can follow it online.

“Milan were the first, we hope that the other teams will follow us, so that they can also follow Milan away. But then also so that Serie A can make everyone enjoy the show.”

Scaroni has repeatedly said that he is confident about the eventual construction of a new stadium and thus the realisation of a project that Elliott Management have been pushing for since they arrived, but Milan and Inter are still waiting for the final green light from the council.

“I hope that the city council will approve the project that contains the 16 required changes immediately after the elections. Then the retail project starts for six months. Then the construction. In October or November there will be a choice on the two projects,” he continued.

Scaroni also stressed how vital it is to get the permitted stadium attendance up to 100% and to follow the lead of other European leagues in doing so, given the revenue that is being missed out on.

“With the Green Pass it is possible, desirable – it is necessary to return to 100%. In Liverpool it was full. Everywhere it is like this. I hope the government will listen to us. At least 75%. Having the stadium half full is bad. There is a lot of desire for the stadium [to be full]. We sell with great ease and we could fill more after two years of abstinence.”

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