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FC Internazionale Milano, or Inter, as they are commonly called, was founded in 1908. The club is one of Italy’s football heavyweights, as can be clearly seen in their extensive trophy cabinet. The club’s glory days stretched all the way from the mid-2000s to 2010, winning the A Series an incredible five times in a row. Inter’s charismatic coach, José Mourinho, lead the team through the last two seasons of their golden era. He and his star players even managed to win the Treble during the 2009/2010 season, when Inter brought home the A Series, Coppa Italia and the Championship League.
If you want to visit Inter in Milano, the easiest way is to find a travel agent specialising in football trips. They can offer a range of packages, combining game tickets, flights and accommodation, for example. If you prefer to sort things out yourself, you can order tickets through the Inter website or by phone.
Inter was founded in 1908, and by their second season, they won the championships, which was followed by a series of victories and titles. The club has brought home 18 A Series victories, seven Coppa Italia triumphs, five Italia Super Cups, three UEFA cups, three Champions League titles, two Continental Cups and one world championship.
World-famous Milan has plenty to offer, from fashion shows to wonderful parks and green areas to enjoy on your football trip. The city also boasts sights like the Duomo di Milano and masterpieces like Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper. And let’s not forget that San Siro is an attraction in its own right (there is even a museum inside the arena). You can also experience the Monza (known from the world of Formula 1), a number of theatres, museums and much, much more. You’ll find plenty to see and do in Milan.
In Italy it is much more common for two teams to share a home stadium than in the rest of Europe. In Milan, AC Milan and FC Internazionale share the stadium San Siro, or Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, which is the official name.
San Siro can hold pretty much exactly 80,000 seated spectators. The stadium was inaugurated in 1926 with a game between Milan and Inter. Inter won the game by 6–3. At that time, the spectator capacity was at 35,000. There is no official attendance record, but during the 1950’s the official capacity was 100,000, and it is said that the stadium was filled to the brim on several occasions.
It was the president of Milan, Piero Pirelli, who decided that a new, modern stadium should be built in the neighborhood San Siro in Milan. The stadium was finished in 1926, and during the first years only Milan played their home games there. This was because Inter played their home games at Arena Civica up until 1945.
Many changes were made to the stadium in the 1950’s, but it was ahead of the 1990 Football World Championship that San Siro got the form it has today. Among other things they built another story on three of the stands, constructed a roof to cover the seats, and raised the now classic, cylinder-shaped towers around the stadium.
In 1980 the stadium’s name was officially changed to Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, to honor the player with the same name. Meazza was a great legend in Inter and also played two seasons for Milan.
San Siro is at the western edge of Milan. The communications to and from the stadium are relatively good. You have the option of taking the subway, bus, tram or to drive. On game days there is a free bus from the Lotto Fiera station to the stadium. To get to Lotto Fiera you can easily take the subway (red line/line 1).