Serie A giants, AC Milan and Internazionale revealed new plans for the construction of a new stadium, which will replace the iconic Giuseppe Meazza also known as the San Siro.
The 95-year-old stadium has been home to both the Milan clubs for almost a century and naturally, it has become outdated in terms of amenities.
Architectural design firm Populous, who can be credited for the designs of the Wembley Stadium, the Emirates, and more recently the Tottenham Hotspur stadium, are the ones responsible for the design of the Milan clubs have opted for.
Dubbed ‘The Cathedral’, the new design draws inspiration from historical buildings of the city such as the Duomo di Milano and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele.
Concept images go on to show the glorious stadium that would take shape if the plans come to fruition.
However, the overall capacity of the new stadium will take a decrease, as the number of seats will fall from 80,000 to 65,000.
It would be premature to assume that lesser seats will lead to a drop in revenue for the clubs, the gorgeous stadium will undoubtedly become a monument, leading to an increase in tourism.
Additionally, the stadium will also aim to be carbon neutral according to Inter’s Corporate CEO Alessandro Antonello, who stated, “The new stadium of Milan will be in an extra-contemporary green area that can be lived all year round.”
Nonetheless, the new undertaking does not give any reasons for concern regarding the fate of the iconic San Siro.
The new stadium will be built right next to its predecessor, and after the San Siro hosts the opening ceremony of the 2024 Winter Olympics, it could potentially be reduced in size and repurposed as a training facility or even as a venue for the women’s team.