The final design of the refurbished San Siro has been decided, with AC and Inter Milan both playing in the new improved stadium once it is built.
According to Il Corriere della Sera, Populous is one step away from scoring the winning design – which takes inspiration from the famous Duomo cathedral and will use part of the old grounds.
One of the other main candidates was the “Rings of Manica” project by Cmr and Sportium, but a meeting with the Populous designers is already scheduled after the next Milan elections and they would be “one step away”.
Although the speed of the process depends on council approval, it is hoped that the work can be completed by 2026.
The new San Siro has been decided.
The “Cathedral” design plan has been chosen, part of the old San Siro will be recovered and included in the new stadium.
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Built in 1925, the famous Stadio Giuseppe Meazza has hosted some of the greatest matches of all time. From four European Cup finals to six 1990 World Cup matches, this place is steeped in history.
However, despite the aura it gives off, Inter and AC, who have been on the pitch since 1947, are evolving with the times and pushing a modern arena forward.
The new stadium will be built on the same site as the San Siro and, in addition to being environmentally friendly, it is in the process of having a dedicated hub for retail, sports, cultural and leisure activities in both outdoor and indoor, including a running track, bike path, outdoor gymnasium, skateboard park, five-a-side pitch and a sports museum.
A statement from the two clubs said: “FC Internazionale Milano and AC Milan believe that it is essential, especially in light of the current moment, to launch a project which represents more than a billion euros in investment. private sector, which will generate thousands of new jobs and serve as a cornerstone for the future development of the city of Milan and of Italian football. “