CorSera: Details on stadium project – seven requirements of new San Siro

By Oliver Fisher -

A number of requirements have reportedly been revealed for the ‘new San Siro’ as Milan and Inter’s stadium project begins to gather pace.

Milan president Paolo Scaroni confirmed earlier in the year that the plan is to accelerate the new ground development in an interview with ANSA.

Tuesday’s il Corriere della Sera – as cited by MilanNews – reported that two firms are in the running to manage the project with plans set to be presented to the city council soon.

Now, a report from il Corriere della Sera – as cited by – states that more specifics have been revealed regarding the operation, such as the fact that it will cost €45million to demolish the current San Siro.

The Milan edition of the paper also lists a number of guidelines that the new stadium will have to adhere to; number one being that it will have 60,000 seats.

There will be no facility to completely close the roof either (like Wembley) due to budget, CorSera adds, while the design of the stadium will have to ‘reflect the sophisticated architectural taste of the city’.

In addition it will have to have the ‘exhibitionism’ that VIP spectators would appreciate, and must also be easily convertible to a 55,000 capacity if certain sections need upgrading to premium seats – depending on the event.

The coexistence of the two teams also requires innovative solutions to issues regarding the conversion from one team to another, such as in the megastore and all the presentational features that apply to each club.

There will be no change in the Curvas: Milan will keep their Curva Sud and Inter the Curva Nord, with away fans having two sectors on opposite sides of the stadium with a maximum capacity of 3,000. 

Inside the stadium there will also be space for a museum, while the away locker room will be close to the pitch so as to increase the pressure felt by the opposition. 

On the contrary, the home changing room will be buried deep so as to have silence and help the players prepare for the game, the report concludes.

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