San Siro is set to be demolished in the wake of a new modernized stadium construction in Milan.
San Siro, the iconic home of Milan clubs AC and Inter Milan, is set to be demolished as a consequence to the new stadium construction in Milano, as per a latest report by Gazetto Dello Sport.
Both Milan clubs have already agreed to the construction of a new stadium to host their football matches in the coming years. This stadium will be nicknamed as ‘The Cathedral’ , and it is expected to have a seating capacity of 65000 people. Their aim is to construct a modernized stadium to house the football fans, which is why it is expected to be an engineering marvel.
The construction of this stadium is expected to end by 2027 and the Milan clubs would be playing their home games at The Cathedral starting from the 27/28 season. Demolition of San Siro has been planned after the winter Olympics in 2026 as per the reports.
The San Siro, officially named as Giusseppe Meazza stadium, was constructed in 1926 within a record time of 11 months. It was meant to be the home of AC Milan, but Inter started to share it as their home stadium in 1945. It has a capacity of around 80000, which in itself is a huge number. It was a project of former AC Milan president Pierro Pirelli. The iconic stadium has hosted many high quality fixtures with the Champions League 2016 final between Atletico and Real Madrid being the latest one.