San Siro is named after the Saint and was officially opened in September 1926 with a capacity originally at 35,000. Milan were first to play there with construction financed by tyre millionaire Piero Pirelli.
Inter didn’t share the stadium until after WWII having previously played in the Stadio Arena which was the oldest surviving stadium at the time to have staged top class football. The capacity was increased to 50,000 in the mid-1950s and the stadium has received several makeovers since then.
In 1980 the stadium also adopted the name Giuseppe Meazza after the Inter legend who died in 1979. The most dramatic changes came in advance of the 1990 World Cup with a third tier added. The stadium is also occasional home to rock concerts.
The iconic arena will undergo extensive renovation during this campaign, as it prepares to host the 2016 Champions League Final.
The Nerazzurri are then expected to become sole tenants of San Siro in the following years, with Milan looking to move out in favour of a new home in the Portello area of the city. The Rossoneri plan to inaugurate their new arena in time for the 2018-19 season.
From the Linate airport the San Siro can be reached by bus although from Malpensa, which is further out of the city, a taxi is the better option. Both are connected by bus to Milan’s Stazione Centrale. The easiest way to get to the stadium from the centre of Milan is by the city’s metro system and exiting at Lotto station.