Monday April 27 2015
Milan clear first stadium hurdle

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.

“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.”

Image via Gazzetta dello Sport

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