Friday December 5 2014
San Siro to improve fan proximity

Restructuring work on the Giuseppe Meazza Stadium, San Siro, will bring seating closer to the players and come at a cost of €8.7m.

Plans for San Siro's renovation were originally proposed in August as part of Milan and Inter's successful bid to host the 2016 Champions League Final.

The Gazzetta dello Sport today report that these proposals have had the go-ahead from the Milan municipality and will see an investment of €8.7m to restructure the internal facilities of the stadium.

The main features introduced include a shortening of the gap between the seating and the pitch, with current barriers torn down, and an integration of the players' benches with the spectator standings.

The new seating would rise alongside with the team benches, allowing for a proximity between players and supporters previously unprecedented at San Siro and that is comparable to the set-up at Juventus Stadium.

The renovation plan also includes four new sky lounges, a new museum, and the refurbishment of the restrooms. The new San Siro will be completed before the end of 2015.

This move is likely to be the last joint investment by Milan and Inter, as the Rossoneri will be working towards a property stadium from 2016.

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