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 thrusses 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: 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.
Milan: San Siro's future in more detail
Both design teams competing for the new Milan stadium contract have presented their latest concepts. Parts of the stands, columns and roof of current San Siro would be preserved after AC Milan and Inter move.
Italy: Will Serie A get an infrastructural fund?
Talks between the league and CVC Capital Partners could lead to additional resources being available for stadium redevelopment projects. The transaction could be worth €2.2 billion.
Milan: Mayor happy with saved San Siro but...
Giuseppe Sala has commented on the recently submitted feasibility projects for new Milan stadium. Although San Siro would be partly preserved, there's still a major issue at hand.
Milan: Inter and Milan pushing forward despite pandemic
While Lombardy continues to struggle with the ongoing pandemic, both Serie A giants are continuing their work on a new stadium. With investment of up to €1.2 billion, it could provide a great stimulus once recovery begins.
Milan: Inter and Milan face city's financial expectations
The mood is good after Friday's meeting in Milan city hall. The clubs largely understand the municipality's position on finances of the new stadium plan.
Milan: Clubs agree to retain parts of San Siro
During yesterday's meeting at the Milan city hall, Inter and AC Milan showed their visions on how the legendary San Siro could be preserved. It would be redone to serve as major leisure centre for the public.
New designs: What if San Siro could actually be saved...
AC Milan and FC Inter persistently claim San Siro has to be torn down. But their motivation is quite clear: to maximise revenue. Meanwhile, thousands if not millions of people cannot imagine Milan without 'La Scala of Football'. Here's something tasty for those people...
Milan: Inter and Milan against two stadiums
The city had asked AC Milan and FC Inter to consider retaining San Siro as a venue for youth and women's football. After quick analysis both teams stand against such option. Now another hypothesis is under consideration.
Milan: Openness – but not unconditional
The citizens see Inter and Milan's new vision as a big chance, even the mayor is opening up. But there are still many questions regarding whether and how San Siro could actually be preserved, which stands against direct interest of both clubs.
New designs: Monumental visions for Milan
Exciting renderings and the painful thought of farewell to San Siro – it was a mixed emotion Thursday for supporters in Milan. Two finalist concepts were revealed for the new home of FC Inter and AC Milan.