Italy’s Serie A side, AC Milan, have cleared the first hurdle in their quest for a new stadium, with the plan among those approved by Fondazione Fiera.
The Rossoneri are planning to build a new arena in the Portello area of the city, with their bid just one of many submitted for the land.
The Diavolo’s plan is one of two preferred options, with the other being an undertaking by asset management company Prelios in conjunction with Vitali.
“AC Milan is pleased with the attention that has been given to its project by the Fondazione Fiera,” the club said in a statement on its official website, which continued: “Milan is convinced in the quality and the uniqueness if its bid and the importance that it represents for the city of Milan. Milan aims to build a sustainable and environmentally friendly stadium, easily accessible by public transport, that blends in with the local area and that can offer the city educational, recreational and social activities 7 days a week. Ours is mainly a cultural challenge and as is often the case abroad, the creation of an urban stadium favours the development of the area in which it is built. Fans will be given greater responsibility but at the same time zero tolerance to those who behave inappropriately in and out of the stadium.”
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A.C. Milan and Arup presented their expression of interest for the redevelopment of a central area in Milan to host the new A.C. Milan stadium
The innovative venue will include a modern stage for the home matches of the club together with a hotel, a sports college, restaurants, children’s playground, green areas and spaces open to the city and dedicated to public use.
The project, developed by Arup’s architecture, urban planning and engineering team in Milan, is well rooted in the long-lasting experience built on some of the most exciting sports projects in the world.
The new stadium will also provide a unique experience to the spectators, with particular attention towards families, with cutting-edge technologies and facilities.
The project has been developed with a fully holistic and integrated approach where all the design components have been carefully balanced around the spectator’s experience. Some of these innovative components include sight-lines analysed and designed for every seat and developed by an Arup parametric tool that guarantees the best possible view from every location in the stadium; high-tech solutions that will enhance the spectators’ experience before, during and after the matches and special VIP facilities with lounges and spaces with a direct view on the mixed-zone and on the route from the athletes’ changing rooms to the pitch.
As part of the sustainablity improvements, the stadium will include a moveable roof to mitigate noise in the surroundings and special attention will be dedicated to the social and environmental needs of the users.
Image: As part of the sustainablity improvements, the stadium will include a moveable roof to mitigate noise in the surroundings. Courtesy: Arup.