SAN SIRO is one of the most iconic stadiums in world football – but fans could see it being left as nothing but rubble within the next few years.
AC Milan and Inter approved plans at the end of 2021 to migrate into a fresh modern stadium called 'The Cathedral'.
The Italian giants have been set an estimate date of when they can set up shop in their new home.
But its a decision which has left fans wondering whether the old famous arena constructed in 1926 will be smashed to pieces once the two European super clubs.
And SunSport has information as to what will happen to San Siro.
Will San Siro be demolished?
Reports from Gazzetta dello Sport stated that initially, the project only planned a partial demolition – but both clubs now accept no trace of the Stadio Meazza will be left.
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And the Italian clubs agreed to complete a bulldoze of the stadium in order to make the project "greener" and more sustainable.
However, Italy's undersecretary for culture, Vittorio Sgarbi revealed that he'll be doing his best to NOT tear the 80,000-seater stadium down.
Sgarbi said: "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.
"For this reason, as far as I am concerned, I will take all the necessary steps to prevent it from being torn down."
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But Italy's minister of culture, Gennaro Sangiuliano admitted that the decision ultimately rests with Milan's mayor.
When will AC Milan and Inter's new stadium be ready?
The Cathedral is estimated to be for the 2027-28 season and it will reportedly have a capacity of 65,000 – a reduction from San Siro's 80,000.
If the demolition goes ahead, plans have been drawn up to build The Cathedral on the same site as the San Siro.
However, that is dependent of public approval.
And the Italian giants opted for Populous' carbon neutral vision – the same company responsible for the construction of Wembley and the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
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