Another stumbling block in stadium project removed as key figure confirms San Siro is not protected

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan and Inter will have no restrictions from the Superintendency regarding the potential demolition of the current San Siro.

There was a consultation from the Regional Commission for the cultural heritage of Lombardy that requested last November by the Mayor of Milan, Beppe Sala.

Sala wanted to know if Meazza had any architectural value to be protected, before being able to give the green light to the project presented by Inter and Milan which included the demolition of the old stadium to build a new one.

However, there will be no restrictions as confirmed by the Superintendency, accompanied with an explanation.

“This is, at present, an architectural artefact in which the persistence of the original stadium of 1925-26 and the expansion of 1937-39 are completely residual with respect to the subsequent adaptation works carried out in the second half of the twentieth century and therefore not subject to the provisions because they do not go back more than 70 years,” he said (via

“The stratifications, adjustments and extensions make the stadium a work in continuous transformation based on the needs related to public use and safety and to the various regulatory adjustments specific to the destination as an arena football and public entertainment.”

The decision therefore completely paves the way for the agreement between the Municipality of Milan and the two clubs, including the proposed remodelling of the San Siro which would save part of the current Meazza.


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