Italian Serie A football club Inter Milan has presented initial proposals for a new 70,000-capacity stadium to be built in the Rozzano commune to local political leaders.
The meetings with the Mayors of Rozzano and the neighbouring municipality of Assago took place in a spirit of “availability and collaboration”, according to the club’s corporate CEO Alessandro Antonello.
The presentations outlined how the stadium would be built on green space between Rozzano and Assago near the A7 motorway, which connects Milan and Genoa. The land, about 9km south of Milan’s city centre, is currently owned by real estate groups Brioschi and Bastogi through a company called Infrafin.
Last month, Inter secured the exclusive right to carry out a feasibility study into the potential development of a stadium on the site. The club has until the end of April 2024 to study the possible project on the plot of land.
Even if all approvals are forthcoming – which would be an anomaly in Italian stadium development – construction work would not start before the end of 2024 or the start of 2025 at the earliest, reports have said.
“We formalised the start of a journey that will take us to develop the area identified in Rozzano, and which will also involve the adjoining councils, including Assago,” Antonello said.
Inter and city rival AC Milan previously worked on a joint Nuovo Stadio Milan project, but ongoing delays concerning this venture prompted both to reassess their options. The new joint stadium was intended to be built on the same plot of land occupied by the two clubs’ current home, Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, more commonly known as the San Siro.
However, that project appears to have been killed off, with both clubs pledging to pursue their own stadiums following a meeting in May.
Furthermore, earlier this week, AC Milan reportedly selected Manica Architecture as the designer of the club’s proposed new stadium in San Donato.
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