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).