Despite the Mayor offering to sell the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza for €70m, it’s reported Inter and Milan still want to build a new arena.
The debate over the next step in the city of Milan continues, as the iconic structure either needs a great deal of refurbishment or will be torn down and replaced by a new stadium.
Mayor of Milan Beppe Sala announced the local authorities were prepared to sell the Stadio Meazza to the two clubs for just €70m – approximately the cost of bringing Romelu Lukaku to Inter from Manchester United.
However, the Corriere della Sera newspaper insists Inter and Milan are determined to keep going with their project to build a completely new venue right next to the old one.
This is largely because it would be impossible to allow the building work if both teams were playing in Serie A and European competition throughout the season.
The vastly reduced capacity if they were to go ahead with rebuilding work would also cost the clubs €100m in revenue over three years.
Instead, the plan remains to construct a new stadium with 60,000 capacity and modern elements, including cladding to reduce the sound pollution to nearby houses by up to 40 per cent.
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