Tuttosport: Milan and Inter are in a hurry to get final approval on new stadium – here’s why

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan and Inter are in a hurry to try and get everything in place to break ground on their new stadium project, according to a report.

TMW reported yesterday that Paolo Scaroni – the president of Milan – went to the Inter headquarters on Wednesday morning for a meeting regarding the new stadium.

Now, Tuttosport (via MilanLive) have provided an update by claiming that he spoke with both Steven Zhang and the Nerazzurri’s managing director Alessandro Antonello.

The two clubs must submit a new plan to the Council of Milan, after the changes made following negotiations with the administration.

An agreement was reached on the refurbishment of the current San Siro stadium and also on the volumes of the new commercial area that will be built in the San Siro area. All this must be concretely translated into plans by the Populous and Sportium studios.

Milan and Inter are in a hurry, because in the spring of 2021 there will be Council elections. That is why the two clubs aim to have the final approval on the project before the electoral appointment, so as not to risk having to restart the negotiations.

Scaroni and Antonello also discussed which studio to entrust with the construction of the stadium project. Initially it seemed that the winner would have to be announced by the beginning of August, but it will probably have to wait until the end of September or the beginning of October.

Italian firm Manica and American giants Populous are the two competing firms trying to land the project.

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