The Legendary San Siro Stadium is to be demolished. Inter will join AC Milan in building a new stadium to replace the largest Italian stadium.
AC Milan president has announced that they are doing away with the San Siro stadium and will raise a new home near the old building. The Milan Club have been sharing the legendary fort with Inter Milan since 1947. The two have now finally agreed to the construction of a new stadium.
The San Siro in Milan is to be demolished:
AC Milan chairman Paolo Scaroni: "We're building a new stadium near the old one. San Siro will be demolished and there will be new buildings in its place." pic.twitter.com/h1vIrPNZgW
— Football Away Days (@footyawayday) June 24, 2019
The new 60,000 capacity stadium, which is to be constructed right next to the San Siro, will reportedly cost £630 million and should be ready for the 2022-23 season. Italian publication La Repubblica say that Atlanta United’s futuristic Mercedes Benz Stadium is the inspiration for the new project.
San Siro replaced
Milan have been looking forward to a new arena for a while now but Inter Milan were against the decision. They had favoured a renovation to the 80,000-seater stadium instead. However, they have finally agreed and will now submit design plans to the Milan authorities for the shared project.
According to the Daily Mail, that construction work will party take place below street level to minimise the amount of pollution and litter around the area. In the meantime, both Milan Clubs will play in the San Siro at full capacity. Which is reportedly one of the reasons why Inter finally agreed to a new stadium. A renovation would have resulted in reduced capacity for several seasons.
It's a bit dated, but still one of the best stadiums in football.
The San Siro yet another iconic venue about to be demolished and replaced with a modern replacement.
I still like the old, concrete stadiums. pic.twitter.com/gqKIX0ozkQ
— Alfredco_Morelos (@Pena_Cartel) June 24, 2019
The Stadium originally built in 1925 is the largest in Italy and one of the largest in Europe. It has hosted several classics and remains one of the most iconic stadiums around the world. But Inter and Milan have decided to move with the times. The fate of the San Siro now lies in the hands of the Municipality of Milan.