Inter and Milan are a step closer to getting their new stadium after the local council report ruled the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza at San Siro is ‘not culturally relevant.’
The two clubs had asked to knock down the existing structure and build a new state of the art stadium over the top, whereas the local authorities urged them to maintain the old San Siro pitch in some form or another.
According to documents printed by La Repubblica newspaper, the analysis drawn up by the council’s committee decided the current stadium is not ‘a culturally relevant asset for the city of Milan.’
That is because the original architecture from 1925-26 and its expansion in 1937-39 has already been swallowed up by the third tier and huge changes that were adapted for the 1990 World Cup.
Those are not 70 years old and therefore the stadium is “in continual transformation based on the needs tied to public fruition, security, football and entertainment.”
If it is constantly changing and so little remains of the 1930s original, then it cannot be a cultural heritage site.
The latest San Siro plans have the old pitch turned into a local park or field for lower tier teams, with the stadium created essentially over the current car park.