Creative Soccer Culture

Fresh Concepts For The New Milan Stadium Unveiled

AC Milan and FC Internazionale Milano have unveiled two new concepts, designed by Populous and Manica/Sportium for the reconversion of the current Giuseppe Meazza Stadium and the creation of a Sport and Entertainment District in the San Siro Area.

Following the news that both AC Milan and Inter Milan had agreed to construct a new stadium rather than what would’ve been a costly redevelopment of the existing San Siro, two shortlisted designs for a new 60,000-seat stadium, to be built next to their iconic San Siro home, were unveiled in September last year. And now those concepts have had two additional images unveiled as the result of a constructive dialogue with the Municipality and have been developed in accordance with the 16 conditions provided by the Municipality and the City Council in November 2019.

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While visually, the four new images – two a-piece – don’t add a great deal to what was released in September, what they do do is whet the appetite further for what could be one of the greatest stadiums in Europe, if not the world. But on closer inspection, the new concepts designed by Populous and Manica/Sportium provide for the retention of a part of the current Giuseppe Meazza Stadium – or San Siro to most of us – something that was not done originally. The remains would sit within a new retail and sports district that could be used 365 days a year, including about 106,000 square metres of green space (nearly double the current 56,000 square metres of green space on the current site).

Both concepts would deliver an innovative district dedicated to the next generation, cutting edge for its low environmental impact and high sustainability, creating a new meeting place for social and recreational activities in the neighbourhood. Further than that though, the ambitious project would generate thousands of new jobs and serve as a cornerstone for the future development of the city of Milan and Italian football.

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Daniel Jones

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