Milan, Inter unveil plan for new Cathedral stadium to replace San Siro

Milan, Inter unveil plan for new Cathedral stadium to replace San Siro

AC Milan and Inter Milan jointly revealed the proposal that the two clubs have selected for the construction of their new joint stadium. 

‘The Cathedral’, as the clubs have dubbed it, will be designed by Populous and will be the center of a new district dedicated to sport and leisure that includes over 27 acres of green area and a carbon-neutral footprint.

The new stadium will replace the clubs’ iconic current venue, formally known as the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza and also commonly referred to as the San Siro, which will remain intact until at least 2026.

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The of the new facility is inspired two of the most famous buildings in the city, the Duomo and the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele.

Milan, Inter to share new stadium

“The new San Siro will be the most beautiful stadium in the world for its strong identity and recognizability,” said AC Milan president Paolo Scaroni. “An attractive arena, accessible and sustainable for the city of Milan that will facilitate the growth of the clubs and their global competitiveness.”

Inter corporate CEO Alessandro Antonello added: “The New Stadium of Milan will be in an extra-contemporary green area that can be lived all year round. The new district for sport and leisure and its 50,000 square meters park will make San Siro the go-to neighbourhood for sport and entertainment.”

History of the San Siro

AC Milan and Inter have played at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza since 1926.

With a seating capacity of over 80,000, the stadium is the largest in Italy and has hosted many of football’s most important matches, including matches at the 1990 World Cup and countless international events.

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In June 2019, the two Milan clubs announced their intention to build a new stadium to replace the historic venue.

The current will be kept until at least the 2026 Winter Olympics, with the stadium set to host the opening ceremony.