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Inter In Talks With City Over Land For New Stadium

According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Inter President Massimo Moratti met with the Mayor of Milan Giuliano Pisapia to talk about Inter building a new stadium in the city.

One location reportedly discussed was the Expo area in the northwest of the city. This land is appealing to Inter as the property belongs to Arexpo, a company created specifically for the Expo in 2015.

Because of Expo 2015, Inter would not be allowed to build the stadium between March and October 2015, but if the stadium is finished before then, then a multipurpose stadium could be as part of the Expo, an event that is expected to draw people from around the world to Milan.

There is no doubt that President Moratti want to strengthen the “Inter brand” and the club having its own stadium will be a big step in that direction.

The announcement that the club’s new managing director in Marco Fassone, who was behind the design of the Juventus stadium further points to the club aggressively moving towards a new stadium.

I read recently that Inter only makes about €28m a year from its lease at the San Siro. With a new stadium and naming rights, Inter could expect to increase that to €40m a year, or about one good signing a season.