AC Milan and Inter are ready to ask the City Council for more space with which to carry out their stadium project, according to a report.
On Tuesday, there was a meeting between the two clubs and the Municipality regarding the project and more specifically the so far unresolvable issue of what happens to the current San Siro structure.
Repubblica (via MilanNews.it) outlined the plans by claiming that – if approved – the current San Siro would be partially demolished. Milan and Inter intend to maintain part of the stands of the current facility and transform the pitch into a space for football and basketball fields, plus athletics and climbing.
According to Tuttosport – as cited by MilanLive.it – the Rossoneri and Nerazzurri are currently calculating the increased costs that would be incurred by the responsibility of altering the current Meazza structure.
However, in exchange for spending more money in order to satisfy the Council’s wishes, the clubs will seek a compromise: they will ask for greater flexibility on the volume of area they are allowed to build on/influence, currently set at 0.35 (around 90 thousand cubic meters) under the Stadiums Law.
If there is no derogation from the Council, the clubs will opt for economic convenience and therefore will be ready to move to Sesto San Giovanni.
The idea of maintaining the current San Siro has another drawback though, the paper highlights: it will negatively impact the yield of the complex (shopping centres and other amenities) that the clubs wanted to includes as part of a transformed San Siro district.