Angelo Moratti Sports Centre
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Angelo Moratti Sports Centre is Inter's training ground. It is located on the outside of Appiano Gentile, a village in the Province of Como roughly 40km northwest of Milan. Commissioned by the Great Inter president 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 kown as Pinetina.
The training complex is adjacent to the Golf Club La Pinetina, in the southwest of Appiano Gentile. The best way to get there is by car. Take the A9 Milano-Como motorway and exit at Lomazzo. Drive through the village of Guanzate and on arrival in Appiano Gentile exit left at the first roundabout, and right at the second. Follow the yellow signs to Golf Club La Pinetina until you reach the Centro Sportivo Angelo Moratti.
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/outdoor synthetic pitch, which measures 48m x 26m, is surrounded by fences to keep the ball in play.
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.
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 Channel. 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.