The ultras of Milan and Inter are standing in the second “anello”, stage, in the curva. They are divided in different groups, who organize everything for the supporters, including away-trips and selling souvenirs.
The two biggest groups of Milan is the Fossa Dei Leoni and Brigate Rossoneri. They’re standing in the middle of the curva. A new group, that is growing bigger and bigger, is the Alternativo, who’s seated to the left when you enter the Curva Sud.
According to me, and a lot of other people, the Milan-supporters are the best in Italy. They make fantastic choreographies, and the atmosphere at 99 per cent of the Milan-games are great! The only negative thing with them might be that the last season's winning (Serie A and Champions League) has made the supporters a bit "tired" of winning. It's not as much fun as before, when they weren't used to win after some years without a title.
Anyway, the last choreographies have been even better than before, and the atmosphere is still great, so...
Inter has more big groups than Milan, even if they are less members in each of them. The most important groups in the Curva Nord are Viking, Ultras, Irriducibili and Boys.
But then there are also a lot of smaller groups, not all of them "ultras"-groups.
The supporters in the Inter-curva are wellknown, both for their team's problem to winning titles, but also because they are a good group. Even if the atmosphere normally is better on Milan-games it's always good to see a Inter-game, thanks to the supporters.
They have always have problem with the choreographies, since brother Milan always have been better, but the last seasons also the choreograph-guys in the Curva Nord has managed to do some really amazing choreograpies!
In Italy the season starts in the beginning of September, and ends in May/June. Serie A contains 20 teams, where the majority of the games played on Sunday afternoon, 15.00. Two of the games in every turn is moved to Saturday. One is played at 18.00, and the other one at 20.30 in the evening. Then another game, mostly the biggest of the week, is played on Sunday evening, at 20.30.
Thanks to the fact that most teams are from the north of Italy it’s sometimes possible to see as many as three games during a weekend. One at Saturday evening, then another one at 15.00 on Sunday, in for example Brescia, Verona or Bergamo, and then the evening-game in Milano at 20.30. But make sure to check up the train-table before you go.
San Siro is probably the most famous stadium in Italy. It takes a crowd of 85 700 spectators. San Siro was rebuilt for the World Cup 1990, and has by then three stages in three of the four stands. It’s only the “orange” stand that still has only two stages. San Siro is divided in four colours, which you can see on the chairs in the stands. Red and orange are the long-stands, while blue and green are the colurs in the short-side of the stadiums.
The supporters are standing in the curves. Milan has the blue side, second stage (Curva Sud) and Inter has the other side, the green one (Curva Nord). Also they are standing at the second stage.
The awaysupporters are standing in one of the corners, in the opposite curva, depending on which team of Milan and Inter they play against.
Being the “littlebrother” of Milano, life isn’t easy for the Inter-supporters. They haven’t won the league since 1989, which no opponents ever forgets to remind them about. The list of the managers who have been kicked by the fiery president Massimo Moratti is starting to get really long, and the supporters are looking so hard for some success.
The last thing the club won was actually the Uefacup 97/98, when they beat Lazio in the final. Spring 2002 they were so close to win the Italian league, but on the 5 of May they lost away to Lazio, and Juventus won the title instead. The 5th May is by the way another thing that the blueblack-supporters of Inter always gets reminded about by the opponents…
Still, being the “born loser” of Milano, Inter is a successful club. They are almost every year playing in one of the European cups, and is famous also far outside Europe.
Some of their most famous players are the brasilian forward Adriano, the Italian centertank Christian Vieri, the dutch midfielder Van der Meyde, and the crazy Italian defender Marco Materazzi.
The Inter-curva is one of the best in Italy, and at most of the Inter-games it’s a good atmosphere. Although all the years without a title has made them less good also in the singing-area.
AC Milan is one of the world’s most famous clubs, with a great history, and a great supporter-scene. This year the club sold more than 50 000 season-tickets, and their medium-crowd is around 65 000. They won the Serie A-title 03/04, and the Champions League the year before that. The atmosphere at Milan-games are normally really, really, good, not depending if it’s a derby against Inter or a cupgame against Ancona.
The team is playing in red-black-shirts at home, and normally white away from Milano.
The chance to see a Milan-game when you’re at Milan is quite good, since they 2004 are playing in both Serie A, Champions League and the Italian cup.
Almost every year they are playing in one of the European cups.
Some of their most famous players are the ucrainian forward Andrej Shevchenko, the brasilian starlet Kaká, the dutch midfielder Clarence Seedorf. Not to speak about the famous Italian defenders Alessandro Nesta and Paolo Maldini.
In Milan there two of the most famous soccer teams in Italy and in the world:Milan & Inter.
For this reason you can often have the chance to see a great soccer match....for italian serie A or Champions league.
The stadium "S.Siro" and the atmosphere are really great and,especially on the best matches, it is an unbelievaable emotion!
Some advices: 1)Don't buy the ticket from people outside the stadium (bagarini) because they sell tickets for impossible prices (a third ring for 120 eurosand sometimes you risk to get a fake (the ticket could be not valid). If you have doubts give up to the match.
2) For the biggest events you usually have to buy tickets some days before the match (for milan matches go to the milan point in " piazza 24 maggio" close to city center.
Stadio Giuseppe Meazza or better known as the San Siro.
The San Siro is home to both AC and Inter Milan football clubs, who play in the Italian Serie A. There are more photo's in my Travelogues.
If you're travelling to Milan and are lucky enough to be in town when there's a football match happening, by all means attend if you can! The Italians are avid and expressive fans of football, especially their two home teams, AC Milan and Inter. AC Milan games are particularily exciting.
Go to a soccer game at San Siro.
Milan traditionally has two of the better teams in Italian Series A soccer, AC Milan and Inter. Both teams boast some of the best players in the world, and the games fans are intense. If you desire you can choose to sit near the rowdy fans or far away from them. I sat on the other side of a plexiglass divider. My tickets were about 23 USD. The game was great, and the fans were worth the price of admission to hear their chants, see the flag waving and of course the flares at the start of each half and after a goal by the home team.
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