- Address: Via dei Piccolomini, 5, Milan
- Country: Italian Republic
- Capacity: 80,000
- Opened: 19 September 1926
- Main use: Football
- Tenants: AC Milan (football), Internazionale (football)
Extra stadium info – Stadio Giuseppe Meazza
The stadium, nicknamed San Siro, opened in 1926 with a capacity of 26,000. It hosted several FIFA World Cup matches. The venue hosted its first-ever FIFA World Cup match on 27 May 1934. The game was won by the national football team of the Swiss Confederation after defeating the Netherlands 3-2. That year, two more FIFA World Cup games were played at the stadium. In 1990, the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza hosted six FIFA World Cup games. The first 1990 FIFA World Cup game at the venue was won by Cameroon after defeating the Argentine Republic in front of 73,000 spectators.
In 2009, the stadium hosted a rugby union match between the Italian Republic and New Zealand with 80,000 people in attendance, which became a record attendance for a rugby union match in the Italian Republic. In 1987, the national rugby union team of New Zealand won the inaurugal edition of the Rugby World Cup. They won the tournament after beating the French Republic in front of 48,000 fans in New Zealand.
AC Milan and Internazionale
AC Milan and Internazionale both use the stadium for home games. AC Milan was founded in 1899 and Inter was founded in 1908. The venue is named after a former football player of Associazione Calcio Milan and Football Club Internazionale Milano. Juventus became the first Italian football club with 10 top-division titles, followed by Internazionale in 1966. In 1979, AC Milan became the third Italian football club with 10 top-fligt league titles.
The European championship for football clubs
AC Milan and their arch-rivals Inter both won their first European football championship title in the 1960s. In 1963, AC Milan became the third football club with a European championship title after beating Benfica in London. Real Madrid from Spain became the first one and SL Benfica from the Portuguese Republic became the second one. FC Internazionale Milano were crowned European football champions in 1964 for the first time in their history after beating the Spanish football giants Real Madrid in Vienna.
The FIFA Club World Cup
AC Milan, nicknamed I Rossoneri, won their first FIFA Club World Cup title in 2007 after defeating the Boca Juniors from the Argentine Republic. They drew an average attendance of 56,000 in 19 home games during that domestic league season. Internazionale, also known as I Nerazzurri, won the FIFA Club World Cup in 2010 for the first time in their history after beating Tout Puissant Mazembe from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. They drew an average home attendance of 59,000 during that domestic league season.