Wednesday August 5 2015
Milan have stadium doubts

Milan have requested more information about the subterranean landscape of Portello before committing to building their new stadium there.

The Rossoneri were awarded the right to the land by Fondazione Fiera Milano last month, with plans to build their new 48,000-seater arena in the area, across from Casa Milan.

However, Gazzetta dello Sport reports that joint-CEO of the club, Barbara Berlusconi has sent a letter to Benito Benedini, president of Fondazione Fiera, calling for a technical committee to be assembled.

The group would provide a detailed analysis of the subterranean situation on the site, to give a better idea of the cost of the project.

“The stadium project is of strategic importance to Milan,” Diavolo board member Alfonso Cefaliello told the newspaper.

“Faced with a big investment, we’re at the stage where we need some insight into the current conditions of the subsurface. It’s one aspect that could have a major significance in defining costs.

“We believe Fondazione understands our requests.”

Gazzetta assures that Milan’s intention is still to press ahead with construction in the Portello area, but want to be sure of costs before signing the final contracts.

The sports daily also updates on the situation with Bee Taechaubol, who is set to acquire 48 per cent of the club.

The Thai entrepreneur has not yet expressed an opinion on the project at Portello, but will reportedly meet with Barbara Berlusconi soon after completing his purchase of the shares.

Any plans are still subject to approval from the city council.

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