San Siro - AC Milan & Inter Stadium Guide

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By Football Tripper
Last Updated: September 3, 2021

Exterior of San SIro Stadium

San Siro or The Stadio Giuseppe Meazza has an impressive history having hosted three UEFA Champions League finals and the 1990 World Cup. Shared by rivals Internazionale and AC Milan, this stadium has been at the top flight of Italian football since it was created in 1925, and can boast the largest capacities in all Italy with a massive 80,000 seat venue.

AC Milan & Inter Stadium Guide

Stadium Facts

Teams:AC Milan & Inter
Address: Piazzale Angelo Moratti, Milan, Lombardy, 20151
Pitch Size:105 m × 68 m
Stadium Owner:Municipality of Milan (1935–present)
Operator:M-I Stadio s.r.l.
Official Site:
Stadium Names
Names:Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, La Scala del Calcio (The temple of football), Stadio San Siro
Former Names:Stadio Comunale di San Siro
Construction Details
Broke Ground:December 1925
Architect:Ragazzi, Hoffer, Finzi (1990)
Structural Engineer:Finzi - Nova (1990)
Expanded:1935, 1955
Renovated:1987–1990 World Cup, 2015-2016 Champions League

San Siro History

Originally known as Nuovo Stadio Calcistico San Siro upon opening in 1926 after the Milanese district it is located in, the stadium was one of the first-purpose built football stadiums in the country and was funded by famous tire entrepreneur Piero Pirelli. The 35,000 capacity ground was inaugurated on 19th September when home side AC Milan hosted Internazionale in a lopsided 6-3 defeat.

In 1947 Inter became co-tenants of the stadium and the two greats of European Football have shared the stadium ever since, with the San Siro being officially renamed as the Giuseppe Meazza in 1980.  The legendary Italian striker who was born in Milan played for both the Rossoneri and Nerazzurri although he is usually regarded as more of an icon of Inter having made over 360 appearances across two spells for the club.

For the 1990 World Cup, the San Siro was converted to an all-seater and it was upgraded to the highest category of stadium by UEFA after the addition of an extra tier of seating for three of the four stands. This boosted the capacity up to 83,407 for the event, making the Giuseppe Meazza the second largest stadium in Italy behind the Stadio Olimpico in Rome and ahead of Napoli’s Stadio San Paolo.

The San Siro is set to host the 2016 Champions League final which has prompted many to debate the future of the iconic “Scala del Calcio”.

Whilst it is widely reported that renovations will take place for the event, there is suggestion that A.C Milan could soon leave the stadium and opt to construct a new ground next to their Casa Milan headquarters.

San Siro stadium tour sign

View of San Siro

AC Milan Info

Full Name:Associazione Calcio Milan
Rivals:Inter Milan (Derby della Madonnina), Juventus
Team Colours:Red and Black
Club Mascot:Milanello the Red Devil
Nicknames:I Rossoneri (The Red and Blacks), Il Diavolo (The Devil), Milan
Training Ground:Milanello
Famous Players:Franco Baresi, Alessandro Costacurta, Zlatan Ibrahimović, Kaká, Marco Van Basten, Clarence Seedorf
Famous Managers:Arrigo Sacchi, Fabio Capello, Herbert Kilpin, Carlo Ancelotti, Massimiliano Allegri
Team Owner:Elliott Management Corporation
Team Goalscorer:Gunnar Nordahl (221)
Most Appearances:Paolo Maldini (902)
Official Website:
Team Wikipedia:

Internazionale Info

Full Name:Football Club Internazionale Milano
Rivals:AC Milan (Derby della Madonnina), Juventus (Derby d'Italia), AS Roma, Atalanta
Team Colours:Black and Blue
Club Mascot:Biscione
Nicknames:I Nerazzurri (The Black and Blues), La Beneamata (The Well-Cherished One), Il Biscione (The Big Grass Snake), Inter or Inter Milan (Global)
Training Ground:Centro Sportivo in memoria di Angelo Moratti
Famous Players:Ronaldo, Lothar Matthäus, Giuseppe Bergomi, Marco Materazzi, Romelu Lukaku
Famous Managers:Helenio Herrera, Roberto Mancini, Giovanni Trapattoni, José Mourinho, Roy Hodgson
Team Owner:Suning Holdings Group (Majority)
Team Goalscorer:Giuseppe Meazza (284)
Most Appearances:Javier Zanetti (858)
Official Website:
Team Wikipedia:

San Siro Seating Plan

Below is a seating plan of AC Milan & Inter's San Siro:

giuseppe meazza/san siro seating plan

Stand Photos

Giuseppe Meazza is comprised of the following four stands: Green (Curva Nord), Arancio (East), Blu (Curva South) and Rosso (West).

Click the thumbnails above to enlarge an image of each stand and to read a more detailed description of each part of the Stadium.

Matchday Experience

San Siro Away Section

Depending on which team is at home the position of the away fans changes however regardless of which curva the away fans are in the ticket allocation is usually always for the third tier right at the back of the stadium. Below outlines the seating sections for away fans based on who is playing at home:

  • Inter Milan: Curva Sud (Blue) Sections 301 -318
  • AC Milan: Curva Nord (Green) Sections 343-360

An easy way to work out where you will be sitting is to find the opposite of where the Ultras for each Milan team sit. Inter = Curva Nord, Milan = Curva Sud.

Best Pubs near ground

The neighbourhood of San Siro where the stadium sits isn’t the nicest area of Milan, and there really aren’t many pubs within close proximity to the stadium which are suitable for the average neutral tourist.

The central area of Milan as marked by the ring-road is full of bars and restaurants at every corner and depending on your starting point you might just want to explore the area and use your judgement.

The area directly around the Duomo is usually heaving with tourists however it is a decent reference point and within a ten minute radius you can find some decent pubs either in the sports bar or Irish Pub mould.

Food - Places to eat

As for food the aforementioned advice regarding pubs pretty much stands as well. Within the side streets of the main square there are numerous restaurants competing for trade with young workers outside trying to tempt you in meal deals and cheap prices.

Once you get to the stadium there are a handful of food trucks which sell some fast-food such as fries and hot-dogs however compared to your average English stadia it was somewhat lacking.

Inside the concourses there are mobile vendors who travel around the stands selling popcorn, biscuits, crisps and what appeared to be tubes of Sambuca.

AC Milan & Inter Club Shop

Exterior of the San Siro store

AC Milan & Inter Club Shop

At the stadium there is the permanent San Siro store which is shared by both Milanese teams as well as a number of temporary stalls and outlets dedicated to each team which open specifically on matchdays. It is usually open between 10.00 am – 5.30 pm.

You should also note that both teams operate a club shop within the city centre of Milan. Inter’s is known as Solo Inter and is located five minutes north of the Duomo and Milan’s is around seven minutes east.

Can you take a stadium Tour?

Fans can now undertake a stadium tour of the San Siro as part of a combined package with the football museum, with tours generally available seven days a week between the hours of 9.30 am – 5.00 pm.

Available in 9 languages the tour is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Milan, and takes in such sacred areas the tunnel, pitchside, changing rooms and the trophy room.

Tours can be available on matchdays for evening kick-offs but only usually between the hours of 9.00 am – 12.00 pm.

How to buy AC Milan & Inter Tickets

Tickets to see either the Rossoneri or the Nerazzurri play at the San Siro can usually be purchased online, from various locations around the city including banks or from third party resellers which sometimes can be easier.

Ticket Prices

  • Curva Nord: €30.00 – €40.00
  • Curva Sud: €25.00 – €40.00
  • Tribuna Arancio (Orange): €45.00 – €130.00
  • Tribuna Onore (Red): €45.00 – €180.00

It’s hard to give exact prices as they are adjusted based on who the opposition is and where about you are sat, however the above is a rough approximation of how much you can expect to pay for either team.

How to get to San Siro

Where is San Siro?

The San Siro is located approximately 6km north-west from Milan’s historical city centre where the famous Duomo cathedral lies, and is found within the Lombardy region of Northern Italy.


Driving to the San Siro is fairly straightforward enough due to the out of town location, however as per other large grounds there’s often a lot of congestion before and after the match which can sometimes be enough to put most fans off taking the car.

The address for satnav is as follows:

  • San Siro, Piazzale Angelo Moratti, 20151 Milano, Italy

Car Parks

For around €3.00 you can park at the stadium where there is around 4,000 spaces available to the general public located to the west of the ground.

Some fans prefer to use the car park northwards at the Ippodromo del Galoppo horse racing track. As a back up you can also find some parking available at the Lotto Metro Station.

Train - Public Transport

The city of Milan is served by several train stations however the two main ones are Milano Centrale and Milano Porta Garibaldi.

Central station has high speed lines to Turin and Bologna (Rome and Naples), and Porta Garibaldi generally offers more regional services for commuters although having said that it does have some Eurostar routes to other countries.

Sign for San Siro

Public Transport of San Siro


Previously the closest station to the San Siro was Lotto on the Metropolitana Linea 1 (the red one) but since April 2015 there is now a dedicated metro stop on the Purple Line 5.

Known as “San Siro Stadio” it opened a few days before the Expo 2015, and it arrived a year in advance for the Champions League final 2016. It is more or less accessible form all major train terminals throughout Milan. The metro maps can be found in every station and are very easy to follow.

Airports and Flying

The largest airport is Milan-Malpensa however it is located 40 kilometres north west of the city and is designed to serve the surrounding Lombardy and Piedmont regions more so than the city of Milan which means it isn’t the most convenient.

Milano Linate is a much better option when travelling however as not only is it closer to the city (just 8km south-east), it is also served by a number of European budget airline carriers which makes a weekend away to watch the football much cheaper than you’d think.

Upon arrival you can catch Bus number 73 outside the terminal which will drop you off at San Babila square which has its own metro station on the MM1 red line.

Hotels Near San Siro

Even if there were lots of hotels close to San Siro (there isn’t) it would be hard to recommend them based on how much more choice there is in the city centre.

The area just outside the main train station (Milano Centrale) is often a decent choice with 15 minute walk to the centre of Milan being a decent compromise between location and price.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who plays at San Siro?

Italian side AC Milan & Inter play their home matches at San Siro.

What is the capacity of San Siro?

As of 2024 San Siro has an official seating capacity of 75,923 for Football matches.

When was San Siro opened?

San Siro officially opened in 1925 and is home to AC Milan & Inter

What is the postcode for San Siro?

The postcode for San Siro is 20151.

Are there any Covid restrictions at the stadium?

Covid Restrictions may be in place when you visit San Siro in 2024. Please visit the official website of AC Milan & Inter for full information on changes due to the Coronavirus.

Why is the San Siro called Giuseppe Meazza?

The stadium has always been known as “San Siro” however in 1980 it was official renamed Giuseppe Meazza in honor of the iconic 2 x World Cup winning footballer who played for both Inter and Milan.