Home to the city's legendary teams, AC Milan and Inter Milan, San Siro Stadium is well known as a world-class venue. Also known as Giuseppe Meazza Stadium after the national -level footballer of Inter Milan, San Siro is one of the most famous venues of international football. It has hosted several major championships, including the 1990 World Cup, and Champions League Finals in 1965,1969, 2001 and the most recent one, in 2016. When filled to the capacity, the stadium has an electrifying atmosphere with over 78,000 fans cheering for their teams.
Built in 1925 by the orders of President Perior Pirelli, the stadium was completed within 13 months. It was inaugurated in the September of 1926 with the Milan-Inter derby. The original stadium had a capacity for up to 35,000 spectators.
The home teams
The teams of the city AC Milan and Inter Milan both go back more than a hundred years having been founded within ten years of each other. These teams, known for their rivalry, share the venue successfully and are synonymous with the stadium. One of the biggest and most anticipated matches of each season here is the local derby, Derby della Madonnina, between the two home teams.
An on-site museum
With home teams going back more than hundred years, it is not a surprise that this stadium is also home to an on-site museum too chronicling the more than one hundred years of footballing history through a fascinating collection of memorabilia including uniforms, trophies and medals, football boots, and other artifacts.
You don’t have to miss out seeing this world-class venue just because you find yourself in the area when there are no matches of events at this legendary stadium. You can just book a tour and have a unique experience of accessing parts of the stadium you wouldn’t get to see as a spectator. Enjoy the anecdotes shared by the guides as you walk the path traversed by football legends, go through the players’ tunnel, stand by the field, and imagine being in the shoes of your heroes. You can book the tours online in several languages. Check the stadium’s official website.
San Siro is also a popular entertainment venue and has hosted concerts of many well-known international artists and bands including Bruce Springsteen, Bob Marley, Michael Jackson, Rolling Stones, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and many famous Italian singers. With its huge capacity and vibrant vibe, the stadium takes on a different aura during the concerts and hearing your favorite singer in this amazing venue is a real treat.
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