The home to the Italian top flight Serie A clubs, Associazione Calcio Milan (AC Millan) and Football Club Internazionale Milano S.p.A (Inter Millan) better known as Stadio Giuseppe Meazza is on the verge of demolition.
Milan president Paolo Scaroni announced the club’s intentions to break down the iconic ground in order to construct a new one just next to it, “We will make a new San Siro together, next to the old one in the same area of land. The old man will be knocked down and in its place there will be new buildings built.” He said.
Scaroni was speaking in Lausanne, Switzerland, ahead of the Olympic Committee’s selection of the hosts for the 2026 Winter Olympics on Monday.
The two clubs will submit design plans to the Millan city council with the new facility budget expected to be around £630 and construction work will take place below street level to minimise the amount of pollution and litter around the area, hopefully it will be ready for the 2022/23 season if all goes well.
Reports indicate that Inter millan proposed to refurbish the San Siro stadium while AC Milan were keen on building an entirely new ground. Both clubs finally reached a consensus to build a new home. The stadium currently holds a capacity of slightly more than 80,000 supporters, but the proposed new ground will see that number reduce to 60,000.