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San Siro Stadium to be Demolished and Replaced

The famous Milian San Siro stadium is set to be demolished and replaced with a stadium, this decision was reached after Italy’s heritage authority raised no objections to its demolition when it was discussed. Both AC Milan and Inter Milan share the venue together, the stadium was built way back in 1926 and because of how old it is it was decided the both clubs to bring it down and build a one.

The San Siro stadium was supposed be demolished last year but the two clubs failed to get approval from the Italy Heritage authority after filing a joint request to build a new 60,000-seater stadium next to the existing ground. The approval from the heritage authorities is however not the final decision, but it is an important step towards implementing the plan.

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Milan mayor Giuseppe Sala waits for the arrival of Italy’s President to attend the 100th anniversary of the Italian Banking Association (ABI) on July 12, 2019 in Milan. (Photo by Miguel MEDINA / AFP) (Photo credit should read MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images)

According to an opinion from the authority to the Milan municipality which owns the site, the arena does not have any architectural significance that would prevent its demolition. The San Siro has undergone several renovations and only a small remnant of the oldest part of the stadium remains.

Milan’s Mayor Giuseppe Sala and the City representatives had repeatedly questioned plans to completely demolish the San Siro stadium and the clubs have modified initial projects which would have seen the entire stadium destroyed. The plans under the discussion on how to build a new one include replacing most of the old arena but retaining part of it as a landmark around which the clubs would build new sporting facilities which the general public will have access to.

Chances are that if they want to bring it down the San Siro stadium now is the best time to do so with the lockdown currently in place in Italy, that before the league will fully resume they would have gone far in the construction of the new one and before next season resumes properly they will have finished or almost finish the stadium.

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