San Siro Stadium

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San Siro Stadium, also known as Giuseppe Meazza after former Inter and Italy  legend, was build in 1925.

stadio san siro giuseppe meazza

stadio san siro giuseppe meazza

The construction of the stadium lasted about a year and was inaugurated with a local derby won by Inter 6-3 against Milan. San Siro was designed by Ulisse Stacchini, based on an Anglo-Saxon model. There were around 120 construction workers and the whole operation cost was around five million Italian Lire.

At the beginning the stadium was owned by AC Milan, with president Piero Pirelli the main investor. Later in 1935 it was sold to local government. Since then the stadium hosts the home games for both Inter and Milan. Until now San Siro suffered few modifications, the most notable in 1939 and 1989 just before the 1990 World Cup that took place in Italy.

The stadium is situated in the San Siro district, in the west part of Milan, about 5-6 km from city center. The capacity of this “Temple of football” is 80065 fully covered, divided into four colored zones: red, blue, green and orange.

San Siro is one of the most modern stadiums in the world and one of the tourist sights in Milan. Guided tours are taking place every day, except Sunday, from 10:00 to 17:00. The San Siro Museum, which is situated inside the stadium, contains the history of both clubs and also collections of trophies and jerseys.