Milan’s San Siro stadium to be demolished

The home ground of AC Milan and Inter Milan, the Giuseppe Meazza Stadium, also known as the San Siro, is set to be demolished.

It is to be replaced by another stadium, which it is estimated, will cost $878m, and will be positioned next to the old venue.

According to ​Gazzetta dello Sport, construction work on the new stadium will begin in 2020.

Paolo Scaroni, AC Milan’s president, is quoted as saying: "We’re building a new stadium near the old one. San Siro will be demolished and there will be new buildings in its place."

AC Milan has played at the ground since 1926; Inter Milan joined in 1945.

Image: The San Siro as it currently stands (Giancarlo Liguori/Dreamstime)

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  1. Cannot believe this iconic structure is considered for demolition. Do the Italians not have legislation to protect buildings on special interest and/or heritage? For anyone who has not been, get there whilst you can, it is amazing.

  2. Didn’t happen with the likes of Wembley (ie keeping the twin towers) Philip, so not surprised that the Italians aren’t bothering to keep the San Siro either. Agreed it’s a shame, it is progress? I went to Italia 90 but didn’t get to Milan as England didn’t play there during the tournement. Other stadiums were revamped for that World Cup, inc Stadio Delle Alp (Turin) but Juventus demolished that one too around 10 years ago. Brings up the issue of life cycles of sporting stadiums, here in Australia they are about to demolish Stadium Aus which was built for 2000 Olympic Games – it is now deemed obsolete and offers a poor experience for most sports.

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