AC Milan have revealed the first designs for their proposed new €400m stadium to be constructed in the Portello area of the city. Designed in collaboration with Arup, the arena will be part of a larger regional development that intends to remain open seven days a week. The stadium will boast a total match-day capacity of 48,000 and includes a hotel, a variety of restaurants and integrated areas of public greenery.
The stadium plans have been drawn up by Fabio Novembre, the architect behind the club’s recently ‘Casa Milan’ headquarters and are partly inspired by Bayern Munich’s former Olympic Stadium, as well as Juventus Stadium in Turin.
The stadium is expected to be partly bankrolled by club sponsors Emirates which means the Serie A giants could follow in the footsteps of Arsenal by having the airline firm sponsor their name.
Early figures indicated that Milan’s new stadium will cost in the region of €400m. The proposed location is only a short distance from San Siro and will eventually be accessible from a new underground line in Milan which will be ready in the next few years.
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