Home to both of the city's legendary teams, AC Milan and Inter Milan, San Siro is renowned as a mecca for world-class soccer. Its official name is Giuseppe Meazza Stadium. Built in 1925, the San Siro Stadium is one of the most famous venues on the international circuit. Over time, it has undergone several extensive renovations making it the state-of-the-art sporting venue it is today. As well as hosting the home teams, the stadium is used for the finals of several major international competitions, including the 1990 World Cup, and Champions League Finals in 1965,1969, 2001 and the most recent one, in 2016. When filled with a capacity crowd, the atmosphere is electric with over 80,000 fans cheering for their teams.
AC Milan and F.C. Internazionale Milano
AC Milan was founded in 1899 and Inter Milan in 1908. Both soccer teams enjoy success in Italy's elite league, Serie A. Although these two teams are rivals they share the venue successfully. One of the biggest and most anticipated matches of each season is the local derby, Derby della Madonnina, between these two teams.
Stadium tours and museum
San Siro also hosts a museum, the first in Italy to be located inside a stadium. The museum traces 100 years of football history through a fascinating display of memorabilia including strips, trophies and medals, football boots and other artifacts. If there aren't any soccer matches and you want to enhance your experience at San Siro, take a tour inside La Scala del Calcio to see parts of the stadium that are not normally accessible. Imagine yourself walking through the players' tunnel, standing pitch-side and viewing the stadium from a player's perspective. Before you leave, don't forget to stop by San Siro Store for your branded merchandise.
A venue of great concerts
Not only a soccer stadium, San Siro has also long been an entertainment venue and has hosted many huge international artists with concerts by Bruce Springsteen, Bob Marley, Michael Jackson, Rolling Stones, Red Hot Chili Peppers and famous Italian singers.