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San Siro Set To Be Demolished

San Siro Set To Be Demolished

One of European football’s most famous stadiums, Milan’s San Siro, looks likely to be demolished to make way for a new venue.

City giants Inter and AC Milan, who ground-share, have been in talks about creating their own stadium – the San Siro is currently owned by the city council.

While the council has been known to prefer a refurbishment of the current stadium, which dates back to the 1920s, it is expected to agree to demolition if the clubs come up with a suitable alternative plan.

Inter CEO Alessandro Antonello, speaking at a meeting of the European Club Association in Amsterdam, said: “We’re working with Milan and we still believe that a club-owned stadium can be a key asset in the club’s growth. “Inter and Milan have been working for some months on the San Siro project, there’s still a lot to do but the time is right and we’ll announce shortly what both clubs decide because the city of Milan deserves a quality stadium.” Reports suggest the clubs plan a 60,000 stadium to be built on land adjacent to the current ground which is now used as a car park.

 

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The current San Siro holds around 80,000. It was opened in 1926 but was renovated to its current state ahead of the 1990 World Cup when it staged six matches. The ground, officially known as the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, has also played host to four European Cup/Champions League finals, most recently in 2016.

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