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Angelo Moratti Sports Centre (in Italian: Centro Sportivo Angelo Moratti) is Inter's training ground. It is located on the outside of Appiano Gentile, a village in the Province of Como roughly 40 km northwest of Milan. Commissioned by the Great Inter chairman Angelo Moratti and coach Helenio Herrera, the facility was built in time for the 1961–62 season, and has been used uninterruptedly for first team training since then. It is commonly known as Pinetina.

Centro Sportivo Angelo Moratti
Pinetina
LocationAppiano Gentile
OwnerInter
TypeFootball training facility
Construction
Built1960
Opened1962

In 2016, the centre was renamed Centro Sportivo Suning in memoria di Angelo Moratti (The Suning Training Centre in memory of Angelo Moratti) for sponsorship reason.[1]

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Training complexEdit

The training complex is adjacent to the Golf Club La Pinetina, in the southwest of Appiano Gentile.

PitchesEdit

The Centro Sportivo Angelo Moratti includes thirteen regulation pitches. Ten are of a regular size, two of which is artificial and can be covered by a mobile tensile structure when there is heavy snow or rain. Known affectionately as 'the cage', the indoor synthetic pitch, which measures 48m x 26m, is surrounded by fences to keep the ball in play.

GymsEdit

Other facilities include two gyms (250 m2 & 100 m2) featuring the latest in fitness equipment, a medical room for the medical, physiotherapy and massage therapy staff, a swimming pool with jacuzzi and countercurrent swimming system, three changing rooms and two storerooms.

Main buildingEdit

The first floor of the main building houses 24 double rooms and 2 single rooms for the players during pre-season training and pre-match retreats, a games room, a meeting room and a television production studio, which hosts Inter TV. On the ground floor there is a large hall area with breakfast tables and armchairs, a kitchen, a restaurant and a press room which can accommodate over 30 journalists.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Comunicato di F.C. Internazionale". Inter.it (Press release) (in Italian). F.C. Internazionale Milano. 20 December 2016. Archived from the original on 16 July 2017. Retrieved 15 July 2017.

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