AC Milan proposes €30 million to Citroen who currently occupy half of the future stadium site. Meanwhile talks on detailed stadium project continue.
According to Tuttosport, AC Milan have offered €30 million ($33m) to Citroen, who’s local headquarters occupy roughly half of the planned new stadium. As seen on the map below, Citroen will have to relocate if the 48,000-seater is to be built.
The offer follows AC Milan’s successful application to take over the land from Fiera Milano, second of the two crucial plots. This was announced earlier this month.
While running talks with Citroen, AC Milan are also working on details of the new stadium. Just yesterday Silvio and Barbara Berlusconi spent 4 hours at a meeting with Arup specialists, who designed their future home and are improving the project.
The new arena will be Italy’s first stadium with a retractable roof once built in 2018. The time frame, which sees groundbreaking in 2016, is still a loose one as Milan has most of the paperwork still to be done in order to get a planning permission for the €300-320 million ($320-350m) stadium.