AC Milan have been planning to build their own stadium for some time now. As part of this, the Rossoneri have taken the next step and acquired a plot of land outside the city
Plans to demolish the historic venue in the San Siro district, which was in need of renovation, for a new stadium came to nothing in August last year when the Regional Commission for the Regional Heritage of Lombardy classified the Giuseppe Meazza Stadium as an “architectural heritage” and the associated “cultural interest” of the region. As a result, the Rossoneri have turned their thoughts elsewhere and now want to take the next step in terms of a new venue.
New stadium planned outside Milan
The third-placed team in Serie A has announced the purchase of a plot of land in the town of San Donato. The Italian club is planning to build a 70,000-seater stadium in the small town around ten kilometers away at a cost of €40 million. The planned new building has diminished the hopes of many supporters that the San Siro will be preserved. “It is clear that Milan has taken a step forward,” said Milan’s mayor Guiseppe Sala. Nevertheless, he is “still confident” and announced that he will maintain the dialog with the clubs. “I believe that it is a game that is still open.”
The legendary stadium is “anchored in the hearts of all Milanese” and can be used for many events in addition to soccer. For the 100th anniversary in 2026, the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Milan and Cortina is planned for the Giuseppe Meazza Stadium.