AC Milan have announced plans to build a new 70,000-capacity stadium in the south-eastern area of the city.
The Serie A side has sent a planning proposal to the city council in the suburb of San Donato.
It is the first sign of the club’s intention to explore pursuing a lone project rather than persisting with plans to regenerate the area around San Siro with rivals Inter.
Milan are hopeful that the new stadium will allow the club to “position itself as the most sustainable in Italy and among the most sustainable in Europe”.
AC Milan president Paolo Scaroni said: “For four years, we have been on a path to provide our club with one of the best stadiums in the world, capable of accompanying us towards a winning and sustainable future.
“Today’s event represents a preliminary step in the evolution of this path, but it is also a further testimony of our ownership’s commitment to ensure Milan’s continuous growth, on and off the field.”
San Siro has been the home of Milan since 1926 and from 1947 has been shared with Inter.
In 2019, both Milan and Inter revealed plans to construct a modern 60,000-seat stadium to replace San Siro. However, the project stalled due to political opposition and Italy’s heritage regulations, which safeguard historic structures.
Milan are next in action against Cagliari on Wednesday.
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