Wednesday March 16 2016
Milan, Inter San Siro summit

Milan and Inter directors reportedly held a three-hour meeting last night to begin discussing ways of modernising San Siro.

The Rossoneri had originally hoped to construct their own brand new stadium in the Portello area of the city, but those plans fell through and the clubs must continue to share the iconic stadium.

Reports emerged last month saying that the two clubs had decided to cooperate towards the modernisation and the first steps were taken yesterday.

Tuttosport reports that they are at work to restructure and improve the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, making it a more modern ground.

The newspaper writes that the first meeting between the rivals took place last night, with Milan’s Barbara Berlusconi and Inter directors Michael Bolingbroke and Michael Williamson among the figures present.

The meeting is believed to have lasted three hours and is the first of what will become a weekly appointment.

The outlet reports that during the meeting, Williamson shared his experiences of his stadium project at MLS side DC United, discussing the various bureaucratic problems and issues with local authorities and citizens’ committees that he encountered.

Milan brought forward aspects of the issues they encountered with the Portello project, which could be useful for the modernisation project at San Siro.