Written By Onyeka Daniel
The two Milanese club are already taking steps toward building their own stadium after their request to build on the existing ground of the Giuseppe Meazza was rejected with the two clubs already presenting their proposal for their chosen place to site their new separate stadia.
But the Rossoneri may face a little difficulty in getting their own project underway, as according to a report from Italy today. The two clubs are moving forward with projects for a new stadium, both outside the Council of Milan’s limits. The Nerazzurri want to build in Rozzano, and their rivals in San Donato.
However, in both the Rozzano and San Donato regions, the opposition urged the Council to take a position on the stadiums that the two clubs plan to build. The Civic Pact focuses above all on Milan’s project, highlighting one aspect:
The Rossoneri wants to build his stadium on an area in the South Milan Agricultural Park, namely the San Francesco area and the territory is restricted. The Lombardy Region intends to revolutionise its governance by removing it, in short, from the Metropolitan City and entrusting it to a new autonomous body.
Michela Palestra, who is the regional councillor of the Civic Pact and former president of Parco Sud – said: “We need to clarify the objections that have prevented the clubs from carrying forward the various projects of a new stadium in Milan cannot be ignored or bypassed simply because stadiums are now built in the hinterland municipalities.
“In the case of Milan, the structure should be built in an area of the South Park which is subject to specific protections and necessary constraints. “A concrete pour is expected on an area of 220,000 square meters that are currently green and, originally, intended for sports facilities with low impact on the territory.
“To make the work economically sustainable, a shopping centre would also be annexed to the stadium with essential changes to road, motorway and railway traffic and a foreseeable increase in traffic volumes and pollution.
“The regional council therefore has the duty to do everything possible to ensure that this massacre does not take place and to inform the regional council of its position, its strategic vision as well as the ongoing negotiations with the Municipality of San Donato and with Milan.
“We would not like there to be a connection between the desire of the centre-right majority to transform the South Park into an autonomous body and the willingness to allow operations which are not permitted today to be carried out in the Park territory in the near future.”
However, an objection has arrived from Felice Raimondo. He writes on social media that the area purchased by Milan through the Sportlifecity does not fall within the Southern Agricultural Park.
Instead, it already has a sporting vocation and the Council of San Donato itself had already foreseen land consumption (which should remain the same even with Milan project) and redevelopment of the area.
Some of that land is owned by ENI, Milan did not purchase it and rumours have only discussed a possible transformation of a small part of that land into green car parks. The Rossoneri have also revealed two new betting partnerships that are set to increase the club’s visibility across Asia.
The first partner was named as sports entertainment brand Leyu Sports, which will work with the Serie A side to launch various content activations to further strengthen the Rossoneri presence in the Asian market.
The club has also signed SekaBet to increase its visibility, this time in Turkey. As part of the deal, the betting and gaming provider will release a promotional campaign at the beginning of the 2024/25 season targeting the Turkish market, unlocking opportunities for Sekabet users to win exclusive AC Milan-branded prizes.
The mayor of Milano Giuseppe Sala is still waiting to hear from Inter Milan and AC Milan as he refuses to give up on the new San Siro project. Despite the recent judgement that protects the current Giuseppe Meazza.
The mayor of Milano is still hoping to resurrect the new San Siro project. Sala argues that this project isn’t dead yet, as long as the two clubs haven’t officially communicate to him their decision to abandon it.
“I think there’s still hope for the San Siro,” he said. “In my point of view, We can’t declare the San Siro file closed just yet. Let’s see.” “We have an open procedure and we need to understand what intentions the two clubs have.
“It is useless for me to comment because any word on such a topic would be wrong. So we will see. “In any case, as long as this procedure is open I’ll stay quiet and wait until the two clubs tell me that they’re no longer interested in San Siro.” He further added.
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