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San Siro is a stadium that has two owners: Inter Milan and Milan, two of the biggest Italian football clubs. Today we will learn about its history, know about opening hours and guided tours.

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Let’s visit the San Siro Stadium in Milan!

Anyone who is a fan of Italian football knows that Milan and Inter Milan are two of the biggest football clubs in Italy. Unlike many teams, they both share the same stadium! Does that seem absurd? Today we will understand this story! We will visit San Siro stadium in Milan and learn a little more about its history. Shall we visit the San Siro Stadium in Milan? We will also inform you about the opening hours and guided tours at the Stadium. Here at Your Travel to Italy with Ana Patricia you make the trip of your dreams!!! ALSO: see our “Accommodation in Italy – Tips for your holidays!”

Introduction

San Siro Stadium (for Milan fans) or Giuseppe Meazza (for Inter fans) is a den and a reference for football lovers around the world, not for nothing is called a football temple. Read also How to use the subway in Milan?

Learn a little of its Story…

Why do these teams (Milan and Inter Milan) share the stadium? It all started in 1925, when the stadium was built. Milan presidente at the time, Piero Pirelli, decided to build a football stadium near the Hippodrome. The entire structure was paid for by Pirelli and designed by the engineer Alberto Cugini, together with the architect Ulisse Stacchini. The stadium had four rectilinear tribunes, one of which was partially covered, and could hold up to 35,000 spectators. At the historic inauguration, on September 19th, 1926, the match was a friendly match between Milan and Inter, with Inter thrashing the ‘teammate’ and the final score was 6 to 3! Also read Where to eat in Milan?

Milan start at the Stadium

In 1935, the stadium was purchased by the Municipality of Milan, which initiated an expansion operation, which added four connection curves between the stands and increased the capacity of the two headlands in the structure: from 35,000 the stadium now has a capacity for 55,000 seats. The stadium was not built specifically for a team, but between 1926 and 1945, Milan started using the stadium as a ‘home’ and that was where matches by the home team, Milan, took place!

Inter start at the Stadium

In 1946, Inter also had no stadium and also started to use San Siro to host their ‘home’ games. Since then, Inter, who was Milan’s ‘enemy’, became a partner of the rival team, so it was decided that they would share the same stadium! It worked VERY well!

A little more about San Siro Stadium

In 1980, San Siro Stadium was renamed Giuseppe Meazza, an important player who defended the two teams of the city. Between 1935 and 1999, clubs paid to use the stadium. In 2000, after entering into an agreement with the Milan City Council, it was decided that they would be responsible for the maintenance of the stadium, and so it is until today! It is a huge stadium and the venue also hosts shows and festivals. The site has a capacity of 84,310 people, the field measures 105 x 68 meters, 336 cabins, 302 tribunes of honor, 228 special chairs and 488 spaces for the disabled with companions. The stadium is also the largest in Italy. Also read What to visit in one day in Milan? OR What to visit in two days in Milan?

Why do Milan fans call it San Siro and those of Inter call it Giuseppe Meazza?

Nitpicking! Just kidding! Hahaha … San Siro is the name of the neighborhood where the stadium is located, and Giuseppe Meazza is the official name of the stadium, so to be ‘different’, each team calls the place by a name, but we are talking about the same place!

Useful information

The stadium is open to visitors when there are no games. Inside it is possible to see a museum with several shirts (including from other teams) important to the history of world football, cups and achievements of both teams, the tribunes of honor, the changing rooms and, if the weather helps and there is no maintenance happening, it is possible to enter the field, literally, for a walk on the lawn!

A ‘gossip’ here between us: they say that, after the success of the new Juventus stadium, both Inter and Milan are looking for sponsorship to build their own stadiums! If this happens, the Milan City Council will probably make the Giuseppe Maezza Stadium a Historic Site in the city. But for now, there is nothing confirmed!

Tickets and Schedules

  • If you want to watch the games, you can buy tickets on this website and ask to deliver them to the hotel. Pay attention not to buy tickets with discounts for members, as they are tickets only for those with ID, O.K.?!
  • The museum is open every day, except on game days, and operates from 10 am to 5 pm and the guided tour can be done in several languages. To get there, use the subway: Lilac line (line 5), San Siro Station. Entrance is through gate 14. Tickets to the museum cost 15 Euros and include a guided tour. You can buy on site or online by clicking here!
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Hotels I advise in the Malpensa and Linate areas

Let’s start with the Malpensa and Linate areas, the city’s airport regions. Linate and Malpensa are close to the two main airports in Milan. Ideal for short stays and business trips or, and, if you have a car.

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Accommodation that I advise in the Duomo Region

One of the most charming regions is the Duomo area, cathedral and symbol of the city; this region is also perfect for those who love traditional cafes, trendy bars or for those who are always looking for the latest and follow the trends. The Duomo Square region is equipped with two metro lines, which make this region even more practical for those staying in the city.

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Hotels I suggest in the Historic Center Area

Another region to consider is the Historic Center of Milan, a tangle of charming streets. The so-called “fashion quadrilaterale”, the ideal place to shop in Milan, with its famous streets: Montenapoleone, Manzoni, Via della Spiga and Corso Venezia (and the Saint Spirit, Gesù and Borgospesso). Within this zone we can also consider the Zona Brera which is another wonderful area to stay

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Hotels that I suggest in the Region of Brera

The Brera neighborhood is famous for its high fashion boutiques, exclusive art galleries and trendy bars – it is north of Piazza Duomo. The characteristic streets are inviting for a stroll without a destination. The main attraction is the Pinacoteca di Brera, where priceless works of art are exhibited – among them, the masterpieces of Raffaello and Mantegna. It is in the southeastern region of Brera that the “fashion quadrilaterale” is located. The region is frequented by VIPs and socialites who spend horrors in the boutiques of brands like Armani, Valentino and Versace, on the outskirts of the elegant “Montenapo” (as the Milanese affectionately call Montenapoleone Street)

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Hotels that I suggest in the Navigli area

Also, the charming Navigli district is a very energetic region, which in recent years has developed a lot. The “bomb” region of bars, breweries, restaurants, bakeries and pizzerias and is home to one of the most acclaimed antique fairs in Northern Italy. The bustling nightlife, typical art galleries and characteristic streets make this region a great choice for those who want to stay in Milan and for those who love to enjoy the nightlife.

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Hotels I advise in the Central Station Region

Another region with a high concentration of hotels is the Central Station, especially if you come by train. In this region there are several receptive structures and the best: for all budgets. Best region for those who want to do round trips from Milan.

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Conclusion

Let’s visit the San Siro Stadium in Milan! Even if you are not passionate about football, a walk around here can be a great option for when you are in Milan (imagine you catch a rainy day in the city!). It is a very interesting (and very beautiful!) place that houses the history of two great soccer teams in the world. San Siro Giuseppe Maezza Stadium is proof that rival fans can live in peace, with tranquility and, with respect, there is space for everyone!

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