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The Stadium
The San Siro Stadium is considered one of the shrines of international football. It was built in 1926, enlarged in 1956, and virtually rebuilt for the 1990 World Cup. The San Siro Stadium was inaugurated on the 19th September 1926. Built as a gift to AC Milan by Piero Pirelli, the construction work took only around 13 months. The stadium hosted four stands with a total capacity of 10,000 spectators. In 1939, the stands were reconstructed to the perimeter structure as we know them today. Thus the capacity of the stadium was increased to 55,000 spectators. In 1989 the stadium was again restructured. The enlargement works for the World Cup included a third ring of the upper bowl, supported by eleven stair towers on three of the four open sides of the structure. A fibreglass roof was also constructed to allow the spectators to comfortably watch their favourite team even in rainy conditions.

Conceived exclusively for football, the stadium consists of a double bowl of terraces with superimposed access ramps that wind round it completely. The four corner towers, like the ones containing lifts and facilities, support a powerful covering of steel and transparent polycarbonate, allowing a total protection of the terraces. The dimension of the pitch is 105x68 metres. The capacity is 85.700 all-seated.

Here a full image of stadium

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