Sunday, October 24, 2021

Milan president says new stadium will be ready by 2024

MILAN (WNN) — AC Milan president Paolo Scaroni is confident the team’s new stadium will be ready in three years and the club will be ready to work on the project by the end of next year.

The beginning of the end for Milan’s iconic San Siro stadium was announced in 2019 When the Rossoneri and Inter Milan unveiled the two shortlisted projects for their proposed new stadium.

The two rival clubs both play their home games at the Stadio Giuseppe Mezza – commonly referred to as the San Siro.

Planning for the new stadium is expected to begin after the municipal election in Milan next month.

“I hope we see it (the new stadium) in 2024, 2025,” Scaroni told the Associated Press on Wednesday. “The work may start towards the end of next year, when the details of the plan are completed. So looking at it as 2022, I add two years of work and say 2024.

“However, it is too early to give a schedule for the works and for the end of the construction project.”

It is not yet decided which of the two shortlisted projects will be given the green light. And, more controversially, whether to demolish Mezza – which was built in 1925 and is Italy’s largest stadium with a capacity of 80,000.

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Only four teams in Serie A have their own stadiums: Juventus, Atalanta, Sassuolo and Udinese. According to Italian media reports, a new stadium could earn Milan clubs around 120 million euros ($140 million) annually.

“It is fundamental for both Milan and Inter,” Scaroni continued. “It would be very difficult to be competitive in Europe without a new stadium.”

Scaroni speaks to WNN ahead of the launch of “Restore the Music Milan” – A charitable initiative that aims to tackle educational poverty using music and games.

Others present at the event at a school in Milan were Italian musicians Saturnino and Racomi, and Gordon Singer, who is a managing partner at Elliot Management – the US-based hedge fund that owns Milan – and “one of the founding members of”. . Restore Music UK.”

The event took place a day after Milan’s first domestic Champions League match in more than seven years. which ended in a 2-1 loss For Atletico Madrid that left Rossoneri on the referee’s decisions after sending Milan midfielder Franck Casey and then a stoppage-time penalty for Atletico.

Singer quipped, “I invited the referee here from last night’s match, but I don’t see him.”

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