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More images of ‘New San Siro’ revealed

More images have emerged of a proposed stadium that would serve as the home of Italian Serie A football clubs Inter Milan and AC Milan.

Last month, Inter Milan and AC Milan unveiled fresh details on the two proposals to create their new stadium and sports and entertainment district, with the clubs having submitted a preparatory document for the feasibility project to the Municipality of Milan. The new stadium would replace the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, otherwise known as the San Siro.

Later in the month, the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities (MiBAC) ruled that the San Siro does not present any “cultural interest”, paving the way for the stadium to be demolished.

The decision seemingly removed a major stumbling block from the two clubs’ plans that would see some of the current San Siro retained as part of a multi-purpose complex alongside the new 60,000-seat stadium.

The concepts for the new stadium have been designed by Populous and Manica/Sportium.

SempreMilan and Calcio e Finanza have this week revealed new images of the proposed stadium complex. The images show part of the current San Siro that will be retained, as well as other features including a zipline and office buildings.

The complex is also set to feature a running track, skate park, five-a-side football pitch and basketball court. The district would include about 106,000 square metres of green space and feature retail, sports, cultural and leisure activities.

The majority of the sports services would be free for people in Milan and citizens in surrounding areas.

The city council gave plans for a new stadium a “conditional yes” back in October, with assurances needed on regeneration plans for the San Siro before the proposal is given the all-clear. The development came after the two clubs announced in September that Populous and Manica/Sportium had been shortlisted to design a new 60,000-seat stadium that they would share.

The current San Siro first opened in 1926 and has undergone several renovations, most notably for Italy’s staging of the 1990 FIFA World Cup. AC Milan has called the stadium home since it opened, while Inter started using the San Siro in 1947.

Image: AC Milan and Manica/Sportium