Often called San Siro, the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza in Milan is the home turf of professional football clubs A.C. Milan and Inter Milan. With a capacity of over 80,000, it is one of the biggest stadiums in Europe and hosts major concerts in addition to sporting events.
Naturally, a football match is at the top of most must-see lists for visitors who come to Milan. Stadio Giuseppe Meazza has on more than one occasion hosted the FIFA World Cup, and is often home to other events as well, such as boxing matches, rugby games and large concerts. Artists have included Bob Marley, Madonna, Michael Jackson and One Direction. Bruce Springsteen has called the audience at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza one of the best in the world.
Stadio Giuseppe Meazza is accessible from either the San Siro Stadio or San Siro Ippodromo station on the Milan metro. There are also tram and bus stations nearby. A ride from the central Piazza del Duomo by tram would take just under 30 minutes.
Originally named for its surroundings in the San Siro neighbourhood, the stadium was renamed in 1980 in honour of Giuseppe Meazza. Meazza was a famous Inter Milan football player in the 1920s, 30s and 40s, and twice won the World Cup.