Stadio San Siro

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Stadio San Siro, or Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, is one of the most legendary stadiums in the world. It was built in 1925 in San Siro, a district in the west of Milan, to be used as the venue for AC Milan’s football matches. The inaugural match took place on 19 September 1926 and it was attended by 35,000 people who came to see the two favourite Milanese clubs compete against each other: Inter de Milan and AC Milan.

It was only after 1947 that San Siro became Inter de Milan’s home stadium. The Stadio San Siro has welcomed some of the most important international football teams and hosted international matches such as the UEFA Cup final, Champions League Finals and World Cup matches.

During the 20th Century, San Siro Stadium was renovated and restructured. The most significant changes were for the World Cup Football Match in 1934 and in 1990. Today, the stadium can hold 85,700 tifosi. San Siro Stadium’s unique architecture with its steep stands, large roof, as well as the proximity between the pitch and the stand, are what have made this one of the most atmospheric stadiums in the world.

In 1996, a museum was opened in San Siro Stadium. The museum tells the history behind the AC Milan and Inter de Milan and displays their trophies, and pictures of the most famous players, not to mention, wax models of Vieri, Facchetti, Meazza, Rivera and many more.

There are guided tours everyday between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. during which you can visit all the nooks and crannies of the stadium. The tour ends at the Milan store where fans can purchase their favourite AC Milan souvenirs.

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