> > > Apparently he seriously damanged the ligaments of his knee during
> > > Barcelona's 0-0 draw away to Inter. Raddy Antic blamed the quality of
> > > San Siro's pitch for the injury, going onto add that "Barca played to
> > > win, but the state of the pitch worked against us."
> > > (source: http://www.footballnl.com/news2002_2/news0896.htm)
> > > I didn't see the match, so does anyone have any comments regarding the
> > > state of the pitch? Was it really that bad?
> > Like usual. They have been talking for years to improve the San Siro
> Is it possible to solve the problem without a multimillion inversion?
Articifial grass may be the only anwser.
> i say
> this because i once read (shortly after the stadium was inaugurated) the
> problem was due to mistakes in the project
Extentions to the stadium were done in 1990 when Italy hosted the world cup,
to raise the capacity to 86,000. The whole stadium was also covered, except
for the central part.
I don't know if they were mistakes, but maybe they didn't calculate the sun
> which lead to the sun never
> reaching large parts of the turf.
Yes, the sun never reaching the turf, and lack of ventilation is the
The stadium also requires a better drainage system.