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New plans developed for Milan stadium

AC Milan and FC Internazionale Milano have unveiled two new concepts for the reconversion of their current Giuseppe Meazza Stadium and the creation of a Sport and Entertainment District in the San Siro area.

The two clubs submitted a preparatory document for the creation of a new world-class stadium and a Sports and Entertainment District in the San Siro area to the Municipality of Milan.

The two new proposals are the result of a constructive dialogue with the Municipality and have been developed in accordance with the 16 conditions provided by the Municipality and the City Council in November 2019

The new concepts designed by Populous and Manica/Sportium provide for the retention of a part of the current Giuseppe Meazza Stadium (San Siro) within a new retail and sports district that can be used 365 days a year, including about 106,000m2 of green space (nearly double the current 56,000m2 of green space on the current site).

It will be a hub dedicated to retail, sports, cultural and leisure activities both outdoors and indoors, including a running track, a cycle path, an outdoor gym, a skateboard park, a five-a-side pitch and sports museum.

Most of the sports services will be available free of charge to the Milanese and citizens of the surrounding areas. AC Milan said in a statement:

Both concepts would deliver an innovative district dedicated to the next generation, cutting edge for its low environmental impact and high sustainability, creating a new meeting place for social and recreational activities in the neighbourhood,

AC Milan and FC Internazionale Milano believe it is essential, especially in light of the current pandemic, to commence a project that represents more than one billion euros of private investment, which will generate thousands of new jobs and serve as a cornerstone for the future development of the city of Milan and Italian football.

Images courtesy of Populous, Manica/Sportium