The Milanese president says the new stadium will be ready by 2024

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MILAN: AC Milan President Paolo Scaroni is confident that the team’s new stadium will be ready in three years and that the club will be ready to lay the groundwork for 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 Rossoneri and Inter Milan unveiled the two shortlisted projects for their planned new stadium.
The two rival clubs both play their home games at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, commonly known as San Siro.
The planning for the new stadium should begin in earnest after the local elections in Milan next month.
“I hope we see it (the new stadium) in 2024, 2025 – built,” Scaroni told The Associated Press on Wednesday. “Work could start at the end of next year when all the planning details are ready. So since that’s 2022, I’ll add two years of work and say 2024.
“However, it is still too early to give a timetable for the work and the end of the construction project.”
It has not yet been decided which of the two short-listed projects will receive the green light. And, more controversial, whether to demolish the Meazza – which was built in 1925 and is the largest stadium in Italy with a capacity of 80,000.
Only four Serie A teams have their stadiums: Juventus, Atalanta, Sassuolo and Udinese. According to Italian media reports, a new stadium could bring the Milan clubs around 120 million euros annually.
“It is fundamental for both Milan and Inter,” continued Scaroni. “Without a new stadium it will be very difficult to be competitive in Europe.”
Scaroni spoke to the AP before the start of “Restore the Music Milan” – a non-profit initiative that aims to fight educational poverty through music and sport.
The event at a school in Milan included Italian musicians Saturnino and Rkomi, as well as Gordon Singer, managing partner of Elliott Management – the US hedge fund owned by Milan – and one of the founding members of Make The Music UK again. “
The event took place the day after Milan’s first Champions League home game in more than seven years. That ended with a 2-1 defeat by Atlético Madrid, which enraged the Rossoneri over the referee decisions after Milan midfielder Franck Kessié was sent off and Atlético received an extra penalty.
“I invited the referee over here from yesterday’s game, but I don’t see him,” joked Singer.



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