AC Milan Buy Land For New Stadium Away From San Siro

Feb 10, 2024

San Siro, also known as the Giuseppe-Meazza Stadium, is an 80,000-seat stadium built in 1926.© AFP

AC Milan has taken another step away from the iconic San Siro with the purchase of land to build a new stadium, a source close to the matter confirmed on Friday. The northern Italian giants currently share the San Siro stadium in the north-west of the city with rivals Inter Milan. AC Milan has now acquired a 256,000-square-metre plot in the municipality of San Donato, in the south-east of the city, 15 kilometers from San Siro. According to the Italian press, negotiations between the Municipality of San Donato and local residents will enter a decisive phase next week, with a view to the issuance of a possible building permit.

Last September, AC Milan announced that it had focused on San Donato for a 70,000-seat stadium, without specifying a possible date for its opening.

The San Siro, whose official name is the Giuseppe-Meazza Stadium, is an iconic 80,000-seat structure built in 1926, but which no longer meets the clubs' needs despite modernization for the 1990 World Cup.

Both clubs initially wanted to demolish San Siro and build a new stadium next to it, which they would share with an area dedicated to sports, entertainment and shopping.

But this joint project was abandoned after authorities deemed the city-owned San Siro of “cultural interest”.

In 2026, San Siro will host the opening ceremony of the Milan–Cortina d'Ampezzo Winter Olympics.

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