The famous San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, is under threat of demolition after the Italian Heritage Authority finds that it cannot be protected for cultural or historical reasons.
Inter and Milan clubs use the ancient Giuseppe Meazza stadium, located in the western suburb of Milan, where the Italian football league matches are held, in addition to hosting polar meetings in European competitions.
"The property, which is called the Giuseppe Meazza stadium (San Siro), has no cultural significance, so it is excluded from the provisions of protection," the Lombardy Department of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage said in a report, according to the agency "IGI".
The city’s poles revealed last September that they envisioned building a new stadium in the San Siro site, with a capacity for 60,000 spectators. The opinions of local authorities officials about the project were divided between proceeding with building a new stadium, or renewing the historical stadium, and the opinion of the country's heritage authorities was sought.
The report found that with the stadium subject to continuous modifications since its construction in 1926, and that only a small portion of the original stadium remains, it will not be subject to protection.
Although the approval of the Italian Heritage Commission is not the final decision, it may be an important step towards the two teams' hope to redevelop the site.
The two clubs want to build their new stadium in a land adjacent to the San Siro stadium, which will transform into an area "dedicated to sports, entertainment and shopping."

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