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Wednesday September 18 2019
Inter and Milan 'optimistic' on stadium

Inter and Milan “are working together and are very optimistic on the new stadium project” after a meeting with the local authorities.

Despite the Mayor of Milan offering to sell the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza to the two clubs for restructuring, both Serie A giants agreed that the problems within the arena simply go too deep.

It’d be cheaper and more cost-efficient to build a whole new stadium, which would still be in the San Siro area.

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Saturday September 14 2019
Milan and Inter reject San Siro sale

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.

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Friday September 13 2019
'Council could sell San Siro'

Milan mayor Beppe Sala has confirmed that his council is ‘willing’ to sell San Siro to the Rossoneri and Inter for the right price.

San Siro is currently owned by the city of Milan, but its two tenants are increasingly keen on the idea of building their own stadium.

With that in mind, Sala has offered Milan and Inter an alternative to going through with a private build.

“Right now, there are two possibilities on the table: a [new] stadium in San Siro or a stadium in Sesto San Giovanni,” he told Corriere della Sera.

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Thursday September 12 2019
Spurs architects favourites for new San Siro

Populous, the firm behind Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium, is the favourite to design the proposed new San Siro.

According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Populous is winning a two-horse race with Italo-American architects Manica-Progetto CMR.

Populous boasts over 35 years of experience and more than 3,000 projects, including Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium and Benfica’s Estadio da Luz.

Manica-Progetto CMR, meanwhile, conceived Cagliari’s new stadium – scheduled to open next year.

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Wednesday September 11 2019
New San Siro details emerge

New details are emerging on the stadium Milan and Inter want to build as a replacement for the Stadio Meazza, with a 60,000 capacity and cost of €605m.

According to the Corriere della Sera newspaper, it would cost €45m just to knock down the iconic structure, let alone create a new one next to it in the San Siro area of the city.

It would cost in the region of €605m to create the new stadium.

The plans are still being worked out, but the idea is to have a capacity of 60,000, which can be reduced to 55,000 for particular events.

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Sunday September 8 2019
Moratti: 'Can't lose San Siro'

Former Inter President Massimo Moratti understands the need for a modern stadium, but cannot conceive of Milan without the San Siro structure.

Both Inter and Milan are eager to build their own arena, which would involve tearing down the iconic Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, but the plans on what to do and when remain extremely hazy.

“It should be sorted out straight away, so it’s only right that all the authorities, but above all the people of Milan, know what the final projects and scenarios are,” Moratti told the Corriere della Sera newspaper.

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Thursday July 18 2019
Berlusconi: New San Siro 'absurd'

Silvio Berlusconi has branded plans for a new San Siro ‘absurd’ and expressed his belief that Suso would be ‘extraordinary’ as Milan’s No 10.

Milan and Inter have submitted joint-plans for a new, 60,000-seated stadium to replace San Siro, but Berlusconi is appalled at the idea.

“I’m absolutely against it, it’s nonsense,” the former Rossoneri owner told reporters in Lugano.

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Sunday July 14 2019
Sheva: Maldini & Boban 'guarantees'

Andriy Shevchenko feels Paolo Maldini and Zvonimir Boban offer ‘guarantees’, a new San Siro is needed and Krzysztof Piatek deserves to be Milan No 9.

Shevchenko gave an interview to Gazzetta dello Sport on Sunday about the new-look Milan, where he was also asked about Marco Giampaolo’s suitability as Coach.

“The club’s mentality hasn’t changed, Maldini and Boban offer guarantees. They’ll do well,” opined the Ukraine CT.

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Saturday July 13 2019
Atalanta squatters at San Siro

Football Italia Chief Correspondent Richard Hall knows allowing Atalanta to play Champions League games at San Siro makes sense, but still feels wrong.

Perhaps it’s the decommissioning of ‘battleship San Siro’ that has triggered such contempt. What could make the news that one of the world’s greatest stadiums, is to be demolished and be rebuilt, worse? Both representatives from Inter’s Curva Nord and Milan’s Curva Sud were up in arms this week as it was announced that Atalanta would play their Champions League games in the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza. For them, it is certainly salt into a very raw wound, but for Italian Football and Le Dea, it seems an absolute must.

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Friday July 12 2019
Atalanta: Thank you, Milan & Inter

Atalanta have thanked Milan and Inter in an official statement after they both allowed the club to play their Champions League home games at San Siro.

Milan finally gave Atalanta their approval to the request, with the Champions League debutants unable to host matches at their ground due to it not meeting UEFA standards.

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