Inter Milan set to renovate San Siro
Serie A giant Inter Milan have confirmed plans to renovate their stadium – the San Siro.
The club’s president Erick Thohir and a member of the board Steven Zhang confirmed the reports which were making the rounds in Italy. Since the Chinese takeover of the club by Suning Commerce Group, the news has filtered around. It is sure to happen with the confirmation by top club officials.
“A new San Siro is vitally important to Inter. I’ve been president of this club for almost three years and have always firmly believed that renovating San Siro – our home – is a crucial step that Inter must take it we’re to become one of the world’s top 10 clubs,” Thohir said to the club’s official website.
The club’s president added that the dream to renovate the stadium is backed by the club’s new majority shareholder.
“Our interest in San Siro now has the strong, determined backing to the mayor, Giuseppe Sala, at the meeting held while chairman Zhang and his son Steven were last in Milan. Inter want to remain at San Siro and invest significantly in it. We’re happy that we’re on exactly the same wavelength as the mayor,” he said.
he son of the club’s chairman Steven Zhang agreed with the plan to renovate the place. He said it “will help boost an important area of the city by offering facilities and entertainment 365 days a year.” He added that the move will make the stadium a bigger attraction and that matchdays would be more engaging for all fans.
“We want the San Siro to become the stadium of Inter fans’ dreams – even more so than it is already. Having a modern facility is crucial for the club in terms of increasing revenue and therefore improving results on the pitch,” said Zhang.