'Cathedral' redesign for new £1 billion San Siro revealed
The two Milan clubs have big plans for the future
Italian sides AC Milan and Inter have revealed two new design plans for the new San Siro stadium which will see huge changes to the design of the ground and the area surrounding the stadium.
After sharing the stadium between the two teams since 1947, AC Milan originally had plans to move away and build their own ground in 2015, but now the two forces have joined together in a project which is estimated to cost in the the region of £1bn.
Plans for the new build include a sports hub facility which both AC and Inter hope can be used all-year round. In a joint statement from the red and blue side of Milan, they said: "The two new proposals are 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.
"The new concepts designed by Populous and Manica/Sportium provide for the retention of a part of the current Giuseppe Meazza Stadium within a new retail and sports district that can 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).
"It will be a hub dedicated to retail, sports, cultural and leisure activities both outdoors and indoors, including a running track, a cycle path, an outdoor gym, a skateboard park, a five-a-side pitch and sports museum: most of the sports services will be available free of charge to the Milanese and citizens of the surrounding areas."
Both AC and Inter Milan are hopeful that the project can be completed by the start of the 2024-25 season, with the new stadium expected to be built on the car park of where the current San Siro is situated.