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San Siro, Franchi to open up to Inter and Fiorentina fans for European finals

Stadio Giuseppe Meazza in Milan, Italy

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Fans of Inter Milan and Fiorentina will be able to watch their teams in European final action at home at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza and Stadio Artemio Franchi next week, when the Serie A duo take on English Premier League opponents.

Inter will face off against Manchester City in the UEFA Champions League final at the Atatürk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey on June 10. The Meazza, better known as the San Siro, will have a 400 square metre screen installed for a live broadcast of the match to Inter fans in Milan.

Tickets will be priced at €10 (£8.59/$10.75), €14 and €20 for the screening of the game, which will include pre-match entertainment from Radio 105, the club’s official radio partner, along with a direct link to Istanbul for all the build-up from the Turkish capital. Inter has stressed that regardless of the result of the match, fans will have to disperse from the stadium as they would for a normal home game.

Meanwhile, Fiorentina is due to face West Ham United in the Europa Conference League final on June 7. The game is being held at the Fortuna Arena in Prague, Czech Republic, but will also be beamed back to Fiorentina fans at the Franchi in Florence.

The stadium event will also involve an as yet undisclosed fee for fans seeking to attend. Alessandro Draghi, city council member and group leader of the Fratelli d’Italia party, said: “Large screens will be installed inside the stadium. This will be a way to experience a unique event all together.”

AS Roma fans were also permitted entry to the Stadio Olimpico for the club’s Europa League final defeat to Spanish LaLiga team Sevilla on Wednesday, in what has been a hugely successful season for Italian clubs on the European stage.