Report: Artificial pitch planned for San Siro

The San Siro will likely have an artificial pitch before the

start of next season.

The Gazzetta dello Sport reports that work on a hybrid field

featuring synthetic and natural layers will begin in June, and the

first match for the new pitch will be the Trofeo Berlusconi

exhibition in August.

Neither AC Milan nor Inter Milan have made an official

announcement yet, although Milan vice president Adriano Galliani

has already voiced support for the move, especially after a recent

pitch complaint from Barcelona.

The pitch has been in poor shape for years, ever since a partial

roof was installed at the stadium for the 1990 World Cup, reducing

exposure to sun.