San Siro Stadium
Home to both of the city’s legendary teams, AC Milan and Inter Milan, San Siro is renowned as a mecca for world-class soccer. Its official name is Giuseppe Meazza Stadium. Built in 1925, the San Siro Stadium is one of the most famous venues on the international circuit. Over time, it has undergone several extensive renovations making it the state-of-the-art sporting venue it is today. As well as hosting the home teams, the stadium is used for the finals of several major international competitions, including the 1990 World Cup. When filled with a capacity crowd, the atmosphere is electric with over 80,000 fans cheering on their teams.
Not only a soccer venue, it hosts other sporting events, such as boxing championships. It has also long been an entertainment venue having hosted many huge international artists with concerts by Bruce Springsteen, and even Bob Marley, back in 1980.
A.C. and Internazionale MilanA.C. Milan were founded in 1899 and Inter Milan (Internazionale in full) in 1908. Both soccer teams enjoy success in Italy’s elite league, Serie A. Although these two teams are rivals they share the venue successfully. One of the biggest and most anticipated matches of each season is the local derby, Derby della Madonnina, between these two teams.
Both teams have received many trophies and won the largest titles available in soccer. Both teams have won the Italian League 18 times and the Italian Cup 5 times (2015) illustrating what strong competition they are for each other. They have also enjoyed international success bringing home the Champions League title several times as well as other global titles.
Stadium tours and museumIf there is no soccer on when you are in the city or you want to enhance your experience when going to a game, join one of the guided tours and visit Italy’s first stadium museum. Imagine yourself walking through the players’ tunnel, standing pitch side and viewing the stadium from their perspective. All of this is part of the tour of the magical Giuseppe Meazza Stadium in San Siro. The museum traces 100 years of soccer history through a fascinating display of memorabilia including strips, trophies and medals, football boots and other artefacts. Before you leave, don’t forget to stop by San Siro Store for your branded merchandise.
San Siro is only a 10-minute drive away from the Radisson Blu Hotel, Milan, making the hotel a natural choice for accommodation after enjoying the best in Italian soccer. It is also ideally situated so you can enjoy world-famous shopping and local attractions when in the city.