Inter Milan identify a 'top secret' area to build a new stadium
Inter Milan identify a ‘top secret’ area to build a new stadium ‘as they consider ditching neighbours AC Milan’… after the two Serie A giants were expected to move to a new 65,000-capacity arena together
- Inter and Milan have shared the San Siro for long and were set to move together
- Milan owner Gerry Cardinale is keen for stadium to be built away from San Siro
- But Inter will build their own stadium if they’re forced to move elsewhere
Inter Milan have decided to move away from the San Siro and build a stadium of their own, according to reports.
The Nerazzurri have shared the iconic stadium with neighbours AC Milan since 1947 and the two clubs were expected to move away together to ‘The Cathedral’, a new 65,000 seat stadium.
However, due to tensions with Milan owner Gerry Cardinale, Inter have decided to make their own move, according to La Gazzetta.
The Italian newspaper report Inter President Steve Zhang has identified a ‘top secret’ land in Milan and has already reached an agreement with the private owner of it.
The plan to build their own stadium is a plan B for Inter but they will go through with it if they find that it’s not possible to rebuild on the same land as the San Siro.
The iconic San Siro, which holds over 80,000 fans, is set to be demolished in the coming years
Inter President Steve Zhang has identified a ‘top secret’ land in Milan and has already reached an agreement with the owner
‘The Cathedral’ is the proposed new stadium for AC Milan and Inter Milan to replace San Siro
It is reported that Zhang has held regular talks with Milan’s previous owner Gordon Singer, who has remained on the club’s board.
Singer has told Zhang that staying in the San Siro area is Milan’s first option, having spoken about the issue before the Supercoppa clash in Saudi Arabia last month.
However, new owner Cardinale is keen for the new stadium to be built elsewhere, and that has caused tensions with Inter.
In September, Milan chief Paolo Scaroni admitted that the plans for a new stadium are taking longer than expected, insisting the club is ‘in a hurry’.
‘I expected something quicker, especially considering that we are in Milan,’ he told Italian station Radio 24.
‘The new stadium is for everyone, not only fans. However, we are aware that bureaucracy in Italy isn’t helpful. Inter and Milan have the same vision and ambition. A new stadium is a fundamental ingredient for a city like Milan.
‘The problem is that this project belongs to Inter and Milan and not to the municipality of Milano. One of the reasons we are looking for alternatives outside the city is that the project would be quicker. We are in a hurry to have a new stadium.’
AC Milan owner Gerry Cardinale is keen for the new stadium to be built away from the San Siro
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