Architect behind new San Siro claims it will be better than Tottenham’s Stadium

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur may not be filling it with the best football at the moment, but they undoubtedly have one of the very best stadiums in the world right now.

After two years of building, the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium finally opened its doors towards the end of last season, before enjoying its first full campaign this year.

The stadium holds over 62,000 fans and boasts its own brewery, a vast array of different food outlets and restaurants, a new club shop, and even the chance to walk across the roof.

However, the architect behind one of the new San Siro stadium designs has now claimed that the future home of AC and Inter will be even better than the North London ground.

The two clubs are said to be keen on building a new stadium next to the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, before knocking it down.

The shortlist is said to be down to two designs, one by Alessandro Zoppini and the other by Populous, who also designed the Spurs stadium.

Alessandro Zoppini said (Radio Sportiva – quoted by Football Italia): “We started out with the desire to create something unique for the city of Milan.

“We used the two principle symbols of Milan, which are the Duomo and the Galleria. We wanted a stadium that was extremely functional and could with the full context around it revamp an urban zone that is currently underdeveloped. The ground where it’d be built is currently unused for six days out of seven.

“It’s a stadium that will be even better than recent projects, such as the Tottenham Stadium (also designed by Populous). It’ll have a great atmosphere for the fans, but also be open to all those who live in the area.

“It’d recycle energy resources and have less of an audible impact on surrounding homes. We plan to plant thick trees that will completely surround the stadium.

“We’re ready to start tomorrow if we’re chosen and the arena can be completed in three and a half to four years. We worked for over a year on the feasibility of reconstructing the Stadio Meazza, but it’s like an old car: it uses up too much energy, makes too much noise and doesn’t have modern comforts, so it’s basically an obsolete structure.”

Spurs Web Opinion:

Something is going to overtake the Spurs stadium eventually. Who cares. All that matters is that Tottenham have completed their project and can now use it to generate atmosphere and money to invest into the team

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