Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (Stadio San Siro)
|5200 (300 in skyboxes) (Business seats)|
|223 (Press seats)|
|244 (Disabled seats)|
|Clubs||AC Milan, Internazionale FC Milano|
|Inauguration||19.09.1926 (AC Milan - Inter FC 3-6)|
|Construction||1925 - 1926|
|Renovations||1955, 1990, 2011-2015|
|Design||Alberto Cugini, Ulisse Stacchini|
|Address||Via Piccolomini 5, 20151 Milan|
Stadio San Siro – stadium description
Although today the monumental construction is very impressive, San Siro wasn’t always huge. In 1926 it had a capacity of app. 10,000 people. That changed in 1939, when redevelopment increased it to 55,000. In mid-fifties it became one of few stadiums in Europe to host up to 100,000 spectators and at the same time a sell-out crowd at Italy-Brazil game has set the crowd record. In 1989 capacity went down to 85 000, because despite the stands were enlarged, seats were also installed.
The 1989 redevelopment was also the last major one, done due to World Cup in 1990. 11 spiral staircases were mounted, four of which became support for the roof at the same time. Stadium is covered thanks to huge red trusses overhanging the seats.
In its history San Siro was the setting of many great games – starting with the derby of Milano and ending with prestigious internationals of Italy, Champions League final and World Cup. Its fame seems everlasting as in recent decades it’s continuously among 10 European venues with largest club attendances. Although neither AC Milan, nor Inter pack the ground to capacity on regular basis, they both draw most fans in Italy.
How San Siro compares to other Serie A stadiums?
Italy: AC Milan have chosen the designer of their new stadium
Italian Serie A football club AC Milan has selected renowned firm Manica Architecture as the architect for their new stadium in San Donato. The studio will work with CAA Icon and its founder Tim Romani, who took over as project manager in April.
Italy: San Siro survives!
The iconic San Siro is facing a turning point as plans to demolish it have been put on hold due to its cultural significance. For now, both teams, AC Milan and Inter, will continue to play at the San Siro.
Italy: Champions League final in Milan?
In the last UEFA Champions League final match in Istanbul, Manchester City and Inter Milan met. Will the most important match of the year be held at the home of Internazionale in the coming years? The Italians have made such a bid and the competition is not strong.
Italy: What do we know about Milan's stadium future?
The project to build a new AC Milan stadium in San Donato is definitely moving forward. The club has confirmed its desire to build the facility on a site that was identified some time ago. At the same time, the option of a joint stadium for the two Milan clubs is receding.
Italy: First formal decisions on Milan's new stadium
After weeks of speculation, we have now seen formal steps on the construction of AC Milan's new facility. The media on the Apennine Peninsula are unanimous in reporting what location has finally been chosen.
Italy: What's next for Milan's new stadium?
It might seem that over the past few months the case of a new facility in Milan has not progressed much. The truth turns out to be quite different, as behind-the-scenes many moves have been made, bringing the investment closer to finally begin.
Italy: San Siro or Giuseppe Meazza?
On the occasion of the Champions League semi final two-legged match between Milan and Inter, an unusual situation is taking place. This is because both matches will be played at the same stadium, the name of which has been debated for a while now. What's the matter with the name of Milan's legendary arena?
Euro 2032: Explore Italy's bid
The Italian Football Federation has presented a list of ten stadiums to host the 2032 European Championship. Provided, of course, that UEFA grants Italy the rights to host its flagship tournament. Here is Italy's bid to host Euro 2032.
Italy: We don't want pee on our walls - Milan stadium saga
Surprisingly good results of Italian clubs in European cups - a comeback to the highest level or an anomaly? However Milan and Inter's Champions League adventure ends, the aspirations of these two teams reach beyond the pitch. The stadium saga with them in the starring roles continues.
Italy: AC Milan has a plan B prepared
The public consultation for the upcoming construction of a new facility, which would be used by AC Milan and Inter, has ended. Their outcome is still unknown. "Rossoneri" have, however, decided to prepare a fallback option in case they fail.
Italy: San Siro's days numbered?
Everything points to the end of an era in the history of calcio. The move of Inter and Milan out of Stadio Giuseppe Meazza is now becoming a reality. City councillors have approved an updated version of the project for a new stadium to be built next to San Siro. Upon completion, the legendary venue will be demolished.
Italy: Here are the 2022/23 Serie A stadiums!
The previous weekend saw league games kick off in 3 of Europe's TOP 5 leagues. After France, England and Germany, it is time for the Italian Serie A, which will inaugurate the campaign on Saturday, August 13. Meet all the arenas where the rivalry for the scudetto will take place!
Milan: Breakthrough on the new stadium nearing?
The chances are growing that a new stadium for AC Milan, will be built in the town of Sesto San Giovanni. Its mayor has declared that the plan to build a new facility there has his full support. The project is to be designed by world-renowned architect Sir Norman Foster, who’s portfolio includes the new Wembley Stadium.
Italy: Another episode of the San Siro saga. New stadium outside Milan?
Bureaucracy. Anger and upset of fans. Helplessness of club owners. Will it be necessary to implement plan B? It has been three years since the talks on the new stadium in the capital of Lombardy began, and the negotiations are still at the starting point.
Euro 2032: Italy wants to host Euro four years later
It is possible that in ten years time we will experience the excitement of the European Championship played at Italian stadiums. The local federation has announced that it focuses on its efforts to organise Euro 2032. That means that Italians have abandoned their bid to host the championship in 2028.
Milan: The Cathedral instead of San Siro. Legendary stadium to be demolished
AC Milan and Inter Milan have revealed the final design of the new stadium. “The Cathedral” design of the American studio Populous was chosen. However, some activists and fans are protesting against the construction of the new venue and the demolition of Stadio San Siro.
European Super League: What could change stadium-wise?
Earthquake of historic proportions or a failed attempt at secession? Europe’s top club are attempting to flee UEFA’s supervision and no longer share revenue from international games. Their gain could come at a massive price for others.
Milan: Nuovo Stadio Milano is getting closer
The construction of a new stadium for Inter and AC Milan may start at the beginning of 2022. Funds for this purpose have been secured and clubs have to choose one of the two projects under consideration. The city authorities are favourable to the construction, and the owners of both clubs understand perfectly well that the new stadium is a development opportunity.
UEFA: Last 2021-2023 finals awarded
We might not be talking Champions or Europa League but it's still an exciting announcement by UEFA. Italy, Albania, Romania and Georgia will shine in the Nations League, Europa Conference League and U21 Euros between 2021 and 2023.
Milan: Crucial steps coming soon?
Leading Italian media outlets are suggesting we should expect two crucial Milan stadium developments soon. Agreement between Inter, Milan and the city is supposedly reached, while the final stadium design should be selected soon.