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A move from the aging San Siro to a ground of their own could put Inter on par with Juventus.
As mentioned before, one of the big reasons Juventus has lorded over Italy the last three years is Juventus Stadium. The palatial 41,000-seat ground stands where the old Stadio Delle Alpi once rose and—crucially—is owned entirely by the club.
The Bianconeri are the only team in the country to own their own stadium, and the financial benefits of that ownership have become enormously clear over the last few years. Those benefits are only set to grow with the redevelopment of the nearby Continassa area. The plan will include a new team headquarters, training center and youth academy, as well as a hotel, cinema and private residences.
Roma has also moved forward with plans to build their own stadium, and Inter fans should be relieved to know that they aren't being left behind, either.
Football-Italia reported in November that Thohir had met with Milan mayor Giuliano Pisapia, and that discussion focused on the club building a new stadium in Milan's Rho district. Pisapia referred to the meeting as "more than cordial, even a friendly one."
Italian politicians have promised to cut down on the red tape between clubs and new stadiums in 2014, and if Thohir has the support of the city, it could only be a matter of time before Inter has a brand new arena to call their own—along with all the financial gains that come with it.