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San Siro, football-stadium in Milan - Milan

San Siro, football-stadium in Milan

Campioni d'Italia!

Milan is the city of fashion and design, but also of football. Here plays the two giants Milan and Inter. While Inter had had it's share of heavy seasons lately, Milan has the last two years played probably the best football inte the world!
Every sunday at least 55 000, maximum 85 000, goes to the southwest parts of Milan to see Milan or Inter play their homegames at the gigantic San Siro-stadium.

Even if you aren't interested in sports - this is something you have to do. Just for the experience, looking at the spectacle and all the people who is singing, shouting, crying depending on how it goes for their teams...

The Milan-supporters are in the Curva Sud, and the Inter-supporters on the other end of the stadium (Curva Nord). If you aren't used to stay with them, or goes with someone who knows how it works, a really good advice is to buy a ticket for other parts of the stadium for the first games. You might get a shock otherwise...

Prices to see the game is from 12-15 euro (third floor, curva) up to 150 euro (VIP-stand), but to sit at a good seat in the middle of the stadium you will have to pay around 30-35 euro.

Normally there are still tickets on the matchday, but on the derbies (Milan-Inter) or the games against Juventus it's almost sold out everytime. Tickets on the black market always exist, but then you'll probably have to pay at least 70-80 euro for the worst tickets. Not talking about the risk of buying a false ticket...

Tickets can be bought in advance from the homesite of Milan (www.acmilan.com) or from the ticketcompany of Inter (www.ticketone.it) and you then pick up the tickets in front of the stadium on the matchday.

When it's a big game in Italy it's unfortunately also quite common with fight between supporters and police. But just be careful, don't go around with some clothers from the away-team and don't throw any bottles at the police - and you should probably be fine. And at 95 per cent of the games everything is calmed both outside and inside the stadium.

Equipment: A scarve from the hometeam, best bought outside the stadium for 5-10 euro. Maybe also a matchshirt if you prefer that. During the wintergames it's quite cold, specially during the evening-games, so make sure you have enough clothes on you.
In Italy, the games in Serie A are played on saturday (one at 6 pm and one at 8.30 pm) and sunday (seven at 3 pm and one at 8.30 pm). During the weeks (tuesday and wednesday, thursday) the bigger teams (Milan, Inter, Juventus, Roma, Lazio etc) might also play in the Champions League or Uefacup.

From the season 05/06 there are new rules, which gives the guards the right to check your ticket and passport. Make therefore sure that you buy a ticket from the official spot, the biglietteria or via the sites mentioned above, as you otherwise won't be allowed into the stadium. Important that you bring a passport to the stadium too, otherwise they won't let you buy a ticket.

Directions: Take the metro to Lotto, red line) and then follow all the people for a 15 minutes walk before you see the fantastic view of San Siro.

Theme: Sports Watching

Website: http://www.lega-calcio.it (for match-schedule), www.acmilan.com, www.internazionale.it

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Sep 22, 2006
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If you like books about sports there is just the shop for you in Milan! A store full of books and videos, only about sports!
Books written of the football-stars, book with all the statistic from Serie A, Premier League, La Liga from the beginning until today, or the video with all the goal from Robert Baggio.
Most of the books however are in italian, and those who are in english cost more.

Equipment: A lot of money, once started, you can't stop buying...

Address: Via Carducci 9

Directions: Take the metro, red line, to Cadorna, and then turn right into Via Carducci. After 100 meters, on the right, you'll see the shop!

Phone: 0039 02 80 55 355

Theme: Other

Website: http://www.libreriadellosport.it

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written May 7, 2004
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