Milan Council Approves €15m San Siro Renovation
By Community | July 25, 2018
Italian football giants’ AC Milan and Inter Milan are to stay at the Giuseppe Meazza stadium after the city council agreed to renovate their ground at a cost of €15 million (£13.3 million).
The Serie A rivals have shared the famous stadium, also known as the San Siro, since 1947.
However, the iconic venue is lagging behind rival football stadiums with improvements urgently required in terms of seating, executive boxes and toilets.
The Milan City Council has agreed to the refurbishment, which is expected to be completed by 2020.
A council press release stated: ‘The technical committee for the use and management of the Giuseppe Meazza Stadium and related services have approved the annual routine maintenance programme and plan of work for extraordinary maintenance and innovation of the stadium, to be carried out by June 2020.
‘It confirmed the annual relaying of the pitch, plus other procedures, such as the lighting of entrances, a new operations centre for police, sealing of the first tier, redevelopment of electrical systems and rebuilding the first-tier toilets.
‘The stands and executive boxes in the first tier will be modernised, plus there will be a new lounge for the club museum, increase in commercial spaces, construction in the red stand’s first tier of a fourth executive box and new media areas, as well as the renovation of the square outside the stadium.’
Inter Milan will play Champions League football this coming season after finishing 4th in last year’s top flight table, two places ahead of AC who’ll compete in the Europa League.