Inter are hoping that they can have fans back at the San Siro at full capacity soon, and the club see getting a complete return to allowing supporters in as financially necessary for football.
This according to Nerazzurri Corporate CEO Alessandro Antonello, who explained why getting fans back in stadiums is important in an interview with football finance news outlet Calcio E Finanza.
The return of supporters in stadiums has been a welcome change from last season when matches had to be played in front of empty seats, but as of yet only 50% capacity crowds have been allowed in to attend matches.
From a financial point of view, the return of fans to stadiums at full capacity does represent an increase in revenue from last season’s situation, but it is still not sufficient when compared to allowing full capacity crowds, which could prove significant given the financial situation that Inter and many other clubs find themselves in.
“The return to full capacity is a very important goal that we are all aiming for,” Antonello said, “we hope that after school has restarted there will be the opportunity to give all the fans the opportunity to come to the stadium with a consideration for maximum safety.”
He went on, “The procedures are consolidated, it is important for all Serie A teams to regain 100% capacity, including for economic and financial reasons. Having another year without full capacity could create new financial difficulties.”