The Club is launching a special collection and inviting fans to help grow a Rossoneri forest – including the donation of 1899 trees from the Club – and plans to regenerate a multi-sport greenfield site on the outskirts of Milan
Milan, 16 November 2023 – AC Milan is launching the international ‘Planting New Memories’ initiative to celebrate the festive period with its fans and the entire Rossoneri community. The initiative to protect the planet is designed to make concrete the Club’s duty to social and environmental issues, which can benefit future generations.
With the need to protect our ecosystem in mind, AC Milan and the entire Rossoneri family have decided to focus their attention and energy on carrying out two projects to protect the environment, one global and one local, during the festivities.
The special collection
The common theme of the environment links together the entire initiative, from Milan to the world, and is at the heart of the special clothing selection, which is available from today, 16 November, at all official AC Milan stores, both physical and online. When you purchase the classic Christmas Jumper, the Club will donate €5 to the two projects. The collection also contains a version thereof for your four-legged friends, as well as socks and gadgets to suit any situation and taste.
The multi-channel campaign
While on the one hand ‘Planting New Memories’ symbolises the Rossoneri family’s desire to take concrete action in protecting our planet, it is also a testament to the Club’s intention to create ever more engaging moments, which can be transformed into memories that will last a lifetime. This is the core message of our multi-channel campaign involving players from our two First Teams. The players, adorned in items from the special Rossoneri collection, are ready to immortalise moments of joy and sharing, feelings and gestures typical of the festive season. The ‘Planting New Memories’ campaign will appear online on all of the Club’s digital touchpoints, at our Casa Milan venues, and also at San Siro during AC Milan’s home games against Fiorentina, Frosinone and Monza on the LEDs and the big screen, and in the Hospitality suites. A digital campaign and a TV spot hosted by national broadcasters are also planned.
The 22 Rossoneri involved in the campaign are Asllani, Babb, Bartesaghi, Bergamaschi, Calabria, Chukwueze, Dompig, Giroud, Giuliani, Guagni, Jović, Leão, Loftus-Cheek, Marinelli, Nava, Pulisic, Reijnders, Soffia, Stašková and Tomori, as well as Head Coach Pioli.
“As a group, we’re proud to have been able to promote such an important initiative,” said Valentina Bergamaschi, captain of AC Milan Women’s First Team, “and to be part of a conscious Club, which takes concrete action in caring for the environment for a sustainable future.”
Davide Calabria, captain of AC Milan Men’s First Team, added: “Ours is a Club with an immense history but also one that – on and off the pitch – is looking towards the future. We’re certain that, on this occasion too, Rossoneri throughout the world will act with us to win another tough match, one which affects the lives of us all.”
Tania Moreno, AC Milan’s Chief Marketing Officer, said: “The world of football as we know it today will not exist unless we protect the environment and our planet. Out of this simple but vital piece of knowledge was born our desire to carry out the ‘Planting New Memories’ project. This important initiative has been made possible thanks to the brilliant work done by everyone at the Club. ‘Planting New Memories’ means looking toward the future with confidence and ambition, but also with a long-term and responsible outlook. AC Milan has shown once again that it wants to make a positive contribution to drive tangible progress, calling upon its fans in Milan and throughout the world.”