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Wednesday June 26 2019
Burning the Cathedral of Calcio

Plans to tear down San Siro are breaking Football Italia Chief Correspondent Richard Hall’s heart, as a pilgrimage to the cathedral of calcio is irreplaceable.

May 27, 2007, never for me has San Siro felt like that. Inter lifted the Scudetto after beating Torino 3-0. Still revelling in the incredible goal scored by Douglas Maicon, the party lasted six hours on the Curva Nord from start to finish. That was my idyllic moment, however, it’s only one of so many etched over almost a 15-year period of pilgrimage to Milan’s second Duomo.

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Monday June 24 2019
Milan to host 2026 Winter Olympics

Milan will host the 2026 Winter Olympics in part – and it could affect plans for a new stadium to replace San Siro.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) confirmed Milan and the Venetian town of Cortina d’Ampezzo as the two host cities for the Games on Monday.

The joint-bid was chosen in favour of that put forward by the Swedish capital of Stockholm.

It marks the first time that Milan will host an Olympic event and the fourth time overall for Italy.

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Monday June 24 2019
San Siro until 2026, warns mayor

Milan’s mayor has warned the Rossoneri and Inter that the council owns San Siro and intends to keep it open until 2026, ‘end of story’.

Earlier today Milan and Inter both confirmed their plans to demolish San Siro and replace it with a new stadium.

However, Beppe Sala made it clear the Giuseppe Meazza would bear witness to the opening ceremony for the 2026 Winter Olympics if his city won hosting rights.

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Monday June 24 2019
Inter & Milan confirm new San Siro

Inter and Milan have both confirmed that they want to demolish San Siro and build a new stadium alongside it.

It was reported last week that Milan and Inter had agreed plans on a new venue, which would cost around €700m to build and was anticipated to be ready by 2022.

That could now become a reality following admissions by leaders of the two clubs.

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Friday June 21 2019
Milan & Inter agree on new San Siro

It is reported Milan and Inter have agreed plans on a new stadium, which will cost around €700m to build and is anticipated to be ready by 2022.

According to La Repubblica, the idea of refurbishing the current San Siro has been shelved in favour of a joint-project, which also involves redevelopment of the surrounding area.

The newspaper explains the entire project will set both clubs back ‘around €700m’ and that they hope to have the ground open by the start of the 2022-23 campaign.

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Friday June 14 2019
'New San Siro won't come cheap'

Milan mayor Beppe Sala has warned the Rossoneri and Inter that building a new San Siro will be a ‘very expensive’ undertaking.

Inter and Milan have been working on a new stadium to replace San Siro but have yet to submit their final plans to the mayor’s office.

“Building a new stadium will be a very expensive undertaking, but I don’t want to influence anything,” Sala told reporters.

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Thursday May 9 2019
Concerns over San Siro safety?

There are concerns over San Siro’s long-term structure after more oscillations and even rubble falling.

According to Gazzetta dello Sport, the top tier wobbled again during Inter’s 1-1 draw with Juventus in the Derby d’Italia on April 27.

The newspaper adds the fire brigade had to intervene after rubble fell, forcing several families to leave the game early.

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Saturday April 20 2019
San Siro third tier 'oscillated'

Authorities are keeping the third tier of the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza under observation after unusual oscillations during Inter-Atalanta.

According to the Corriere della Sera newspaper, the top tier wobbled up to 5cm as the crowd jumped in the latest Serie A match.

This is not the first time the third tier, which was added for the 1990 World Cup, has oscillated to a certain degree, as the issue was spotted as far back as 2003 during a music concert by Vasco Rossi.

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Monday April 1 2019
Scaroni: I’ll miss San Siro, but...

Milan President Paolo Scaroni has asserted that ‘I’d miss San Siro too, but I miss a winning Rossoneri even more.’

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Monday April 1 2019
'Every city needs a new stadium'

Deputy Italy PM Matteo Salvini has declared that ‘every Italian city’ needs a new stadium.

Milan and Inter are both ready to demolish San Siro for a new, 60,000-seater stadium, but Salvini [pictured, left] claims he will pass new legislation to help other clubs build their own.

“We need new stadiums, not only in Milan but also every other Italian city,” he told Dire.

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