Inter finally seem convinced: the Nerazzurri want a stadium as their property by 2016. The termination letter that allows you to leave Meazza must be sent two years in advance and that is why Inter should announce the decision by 2014. But what finally convinced Moratti to make this decision of leaving the Meazza? Simple: the data especially linked to Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal. The Gunners in recent years have passed Inter in the standings of revenues. When Arsenal left Highbury, it was the ninth richest club in Europe with revenues of 192.4 million euros. Inter, instead, were seventh (2005-2006 season) with 206.6 million euros. The latest Deloitte report related to the 2010-2011 season is clear: Arsenal are now fifth with 251.1 million euros in revenues while Inter are eighth with 211.4 million.
The difference? That was the result of the new stadium which pumps up Gunners turnover for 41% (103.2 million). Inter at its stadium are only at 16%. The consequence is inevitable: owning a stadium is a necessity for those who want to stay the the very top of football.
Source: Corriere dello Sport