The historic San Siro
in Milan could be
partially torn down
for a more modern
San Siro demolition a step closer?
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 to house sports facilities.
According to reports, Italy’s heritage
authorities have not rejected 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 a
redevelopment to the surrounding urban site.
DID YOU KNOW?
As a solution for a safe return to sports,
drones and robots are being utilized to
disinfect sports stadia and arenas.
One company, EagleHawk, has
developed a customized drone that
is equipped with high-powered spray
nozzles to sanitize large areas such as
seating that would otherwise take a
crew of people a long time to cover.
Meanwhile, UK-based Forth
Engineering, has created a remotecontrolled
robot on tracks carrying
a vapor canon that can perform a
disinfecting fogging of large areas, with
the operator staying at a safe distance.
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