Inter and AC Milan are hoping for the first green light from the City Council of Milan on their new stadium plans by Christmas of this year.

This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews, who report that the Nerazzurri and the Rossoneri are hoping that the City Council can render an initial verdict on their plans to demolish the San Siro and build in its place within the next month or so.

The public debate around Inter and Milan’s new stadium plans is now concluded.

Yesterday, the final report on the debate was presented, noting issues around environmental impact, noise, and ticket prices that had been dealt with in the debate.

Perhaps the most controversial aspect of the clubs’ plans remains their determination to tear down the existing San Siro in order to make way for the new stadium.

The clubs made very clear throughout the debate that there is absolutely no room for them to change on this issue.

Within the city council, there is still some significant opposition to demolishing the San Siro.

However, the hope of the clubs is that this internal debate does not cause the process of approving the plans to drag on past Christmas.