Thursday July 11 2019
Atalanta to play at San Siro

Atalanta will play their Champions League home games at San Siro this season after Milan gave their seal of approval.

Atalanta made the request as their stadium is currently being renovated to meet UEFA standards.

Despite being initially hesitant, the Rossoneri are now in agreement with Inter and Milan’s city council over letting the Dea use the arena.

“We can confirm that we accept Atalanta’s request to be able to play their Champions League home matches at San Siro,” they told ANSA.

“Our decision comes in compliance with the positive opinion of Milan mayor Giuseppe Sala and after having understood the strong desire of the Bergamo club.

“We believe this opportunity is beneficial not only for Atalanta but also all of Italian football as it is inspired by important values ​​such as the sense of hospitality, respect and ‘fair play’.”

Atalanta previously used Sassuolo’s Mapei Stadium for Europa League home games in 2017-18, but the 80,000-seater venue became an option after Milan pulled out of the competition.

That means they can now look forward to their first-ever Champions League campaign being played in part at San Siro, which is just 60km away from Bergamo.