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Renovations coming to the San Siro

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Upgrades to be completed by 2020.

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The FC Internazionale Milano fans show their support prior to the Serie A match between FC Internazionale and Juventus at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on April 28, 2018 in Milan, Italy.
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After months of discussion, the Milan City Council has agreed to renovate the San Siro stadium for Inter Milan and AC Milan.

Both teams have discussed moving to a new stadium if the upgrades weren’t agreed to, but it appears both teams will get their wish and see the Giuseppe Meazza upgraded.

Council officials said the “extraordinary” renovations would be completed by 2020.

“The technical committee for the use and management of the Giuseppe Meazza Stadium and related services have approved the annual routine maintenance programme and plan of work for extraordinary maintenance and innovation of the stadium, to be carried out by June 2020,” the council said, according to a press release, as reported by Football Italia.

“It confirmed the annual relaying of the pitch, plus other procedures, such as the lighting of entrances, a new operations centre for police, sealing of the first tier, redevelopment of electrical systems and rebuilding the first-tier toilets.

“The stands and executive boxes in the first tier will be modernised, plus there will be a new lounge for the club museum, increase in commercial spaces, construction in the red stand’s first tier of a fourth executive box and new media areas, as well as the renovation of the square outside the stadium.”

Both AC Milan and Inter Milan own MI Stadio, who recently completed negotiations for the upgrades to the tune of approximately €15 million.

The plan of work and innovations to be made to the structure will allow us to continue to define the stadium of our city World football scale,” said Roberta Guaineri, municipal councilor for sport, according to Calciomercato.

The renovations are expected to be completed by June 2020, just prior to the start of the 2020-21 season.

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