A golden era stretching more than 60 years may soon have come to an end as Massimo Moratti, the owner of Italian giants Inter Milan, conveys plans to build a new arena for Ibra, Figo, Materazzi, and their team mates. This means that the team will leave the San Siro Giuseppe Meazza where the they have won eleven championships since 1947.
Inter Milan and San Siro Giuseppe Meazza is a love story. The club has won eleven of sixteen Italian titles at the massive 82,955 seater that they share with local rivals AC Milan. But like many love stories it appears to be faltering. Inter’s owner Massimo Moratti has far gone plans on building a new arena for 60,000 spectators.
The new arena would be based on the same model as Ajax’ Amsterdam Arena and Bayern’s Allianz Arena > meaning a multiarena with lots of restaurants and its own shopping center.
There is still a lot of secrecy around the construction project, but according to information to the Italian daily La Gazzetta dello sport it is the area around Rho in northwestern Milan that is the most likely location, whereas the San Siro is located in the western fringes of the city.
The project is likely to get a green light at the end of the year and the new arena will be inaugurated in 2012. Could Moratti Arena be a more likely name than Stadio Ibrahimovic?