The Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, more commonly known as the ‘San Siro’ is a football stadium in Milan, Italy. The stadium is the home of both the city’s football teams, A.C. Milan and Inter Milan.
Construction of the stadium started in 1925, the idea of the then A.C. Milan president who wanted a stadium built in the same district as the horse racing track. Architects designed a stadium purposely built for football and the stadium was inaugurated in 1926 when a match between AC and Inter was watched by 35000 spectators. Inter Milan moved into the stadium in 1947. The stadium got its name in 1980 after the passing of a Milanese footballing great Giuseppe Meazza. The stadium has gone through multiple renovations since 1925 but the renovation and redevelopment before the World Cup 1990 was arguably the biggest and most defining, 60 million euros was spent for a further tier to be added to three sides of the ground and eleven concrete towers built of which four support the new roof which was added, which has distinctive red girders. The stadium recently went under another renovation in which new seating was added and executive suites were modernised in order to host the 2016 Champions League Final. The stadium is now one of the largest in Europe and Italy’s biggest, holding just over 80,000 spectators for football matches. The stadium is also used for concerts in which 100,000 people can gather to see some of the world's best musicians in this impressive steep sided stadium.
The stadium is situated a few miles west of the city centre of Milan, it is accessible by the public transport system. By the city’s metro system, take the M5 purple line to ‘San Siro Stadio’. Alternatively, the 16 Tram from the city centre goes to the stadium, stopping at the ‘San Siro Stadio’ stop.
Opening Times and Admission
Football matches take place near enough every weekend during the season at the stadium with AC and Inter on an opposite home and away schedule. Tickets to either team's games are available online or from the ticket office. If travelling to the stadium in the summer, a concert is the best way to attend an event at the stadium. Tours of the stadium run on every day of the week throughout the year apart from national holidays, these cost 17 euros and run between 9.30pm and 5.30pm with the tour lasting around 40 minutes. The stadium has a shared museum that displays both clubs history.