The historic San Siro stadium, inaugurated in 1926 and expanded in 1955 and 1990, will be demolished and a new one built next to it, as agreed by Milan and Inter, the two clubs that play their matches there.
For many years the same directives have been working on the project of a stadium according to the modern era, with less capacity but with a greater service for the spectators. Although they considered preserving the current San Siro, which is owned by the municipality.
But, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Milan and Inter changed their position and decided to demolish the iconic facility at the end of 2026, just 100 years after its inauguration, after the celebration of the Winter Olympics.
With a capacity for 80,000 spectators, it is the largest stadium in Italy. Remodeled for the last time to host the 1990 World Cup in Italy, it has been the scene of four Champions League finals, the last in 2016 between Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid.
a smaller capacity
Construction of the new stadium will begin in early 2024 and it already has a name: La Catedral. Milan and Inter hope to obtain the permits by that date and it will be completed by the start of the 2027-2028 season. It will have a smaller capacity, 65,000 spectators, as the average number of spectators for both clubs will not exceed 50,000 per game.
The project includes the urbanization of the adjacent area, a 50,000 square meter park, with underground parking, a 17-story double tower, and a shopping center. a congress center and a sports museum.
The specific need to guarantee a park of this size and fewer buildings led to the need to completely demolish the San Siro stadium.
La Catedral is estimated to cost around one billion euros and will be paid equally by Milan and Inter. Subsequently, they both had to pay a canon to the Milan City Council for surface rights. But the stadium belongs to the clubs, it is no longer municipal.
Source: La Verdad
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