Why do AC Milan and Inter Milan play in the same stadium? | The Sun

ITALIAN rivals AC Milan and Inter Milan meet in a Champions League semi-final clash.

Both sides will play both legs in the prestigious San Siro stadium, a home both sides share.

But why do AC Milan and Inter Milan share the San Siro?

Why do AC Milan and Inter Milan play in the same stadium

The San Siro was constructed in 1926 and was the first home stadium of AC Milan.

During that time, Inter would play their home games in the smaller Arena Civic.

It wasn't until 1947 that both sides called the San Siro their home ground.


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They ground share for many reasons including a lack of alternatives in the city of Milan and simply the convenience for both sets of fans to get to the stadium.

The San Siro is located in the centre of Milan, making it easily accessible for fans of both sides.

To avoid fixtures clashing, the two teams never have home games on the same day.

Is the San Siro going to be demolished?

Reports in Italy claimed that the San Siro is going to be demolished in 2024.

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The demolishing of the iconic stadium is thought to pave the way for a new modern £1billion stadium.

However, last year a senior official in Italy's culture ministry Vittorio Sgarbi said that the "San Siro will not be torn down".

He told II Giorno: "I am convinced that the stadium should not be demolished, not so much for its architectural value as for the importance as a symbol and for the protection of memory." 

When is AC Milan vs Inter Milan?

  • AC Milan vs Inter Milan will take place on Wednesday, May 10th
  • Kick off will be at 8pm GMT
  • The San Siro will play host

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