Tuttosport: Important compromise arrives from Council regarding new stadium project
By Oliver Fisher -

The Council of Milano wants to meet Milan and Inter to discuss the volumes of the stadium project, a report claims, with good news expected for the clubs. 

The two clubs want to construct new state-of-the-art home as was revealed late last year, with Italian firm Manica and American giants Populous the two competing firms trying to land the project.

According to the latest from Tuttosport (via MilanLive), the Council have always said that it wants to enforce the building index foreseen by the PGT (Territorial Government Plan), or 0.35.

That is a figure much lower than that envisaged by the Populous and Manica Cmr Sportium projects, who want volumes of around 0.68 as they consider this the threshold necessary to make everything financially sustainable.

Milan and Inter have agreed to invest in the refurbishment of the current San Siro stadium, which will cost around €80million and is something they hoped would make the Council more lenient regarding volumes. The updated designs – including repurposing of the current San Siro – were presented last week.

The clubs demand that the Council compromise, and the paper reports that they are willing to grant a threshold of 0.50 – an important opening, given that initially there seemed to be no negotiation on the delicate issue.

Milan and Inter continue to negotiate, hoping to get something more given that even an extra 0.01 could potentially be worth millions of euros over the years. After all, the stadium needs paying for.

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