This isn’t just speculation, Emirates CEO confirmed the company will discuss potential naming rights deal for AC Milan’s new stadium. But where would it be built?
In recent days AC Milan inked the new contract with Emirates Airlines. The sponsor will remain on Rossoneri jerseys until 2020, making the cooperation a long-term partnership. And speaking at the press conference dedicated to the contract, CEO Tim Clark assured his company “will participate” in naming rights talks for the new stadium.
Details are yet to be established, but it’s understood having a solid naming rights partner would significantly increase AC Milan’s chances of finally leaving San Siro. The contract could secure a big chunk of the project’s budget.
However, the plan of owning a private 50,000-seater is still at an early stage. Initially indicated at the Expo 2015 plot, in recent months the project has been subject to significant planning changes.
In September suburban area of Baggio was suggested to be the new desired location, while in November another plot surfaced, this time just 2km east of San Siro. Regardless of final selection, the scheme is understood to still be at an early stage.