San Siro demolition plans not objected by Milan’s heritage authority

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Plans to demolish the iconic San Siro, home to Italian soccer’s AC Milan and Inter Milan, have not been objected by the city’s heritage authority and could be a step towards the clubs building a new home in the city.

The drawn-out process to solve the clubs’ housing situation has seen several proposals to either construct a brand new stadium on, or next to, the San Siro, or completely restoring the historic 1920s-era venue. While previous plans to entirely demolish the San Siro have been rejected, the latest plans would see the majority of the stadium torn down, with some kept as a landmark and location to house new sports facilities.

According to reports, Italy’s heritage authorities have not objected to the proposal as it claims the venue does not have any architectural significance to prevent its demolition. Milan’s city representatives will ultimately hold the final decision, however if given the green light the top-tier soccer clubs would be able to build a more modern 60,000-seater venue along with redevelopment to the surrounding urban site.

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