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New Roma stadium will ´drive success´

Roma have unveiled details of their new 52,500-seater stadium that they hope will be a “driver for the club’s continued success”.

In December, the Serie A side reiterated their desire to leave the Stadio Olimpico and, subject to approval, they hope the new Stadio Della Roma will be ready for the start of the 2016-17 campaign.

Roma have played at their current home, which they share with city rivals Lazio, since 1953 but have been linked with a move away for the past five years.

The proposed stadium will form part of complex that will include venues for music and entertainment as well as world-class training facilities for the club.

Chairman James Pallotta showcased the plans on Wednesday as part of his vision for the future of the club.

“We have worked exceptionally hard over the past two years and particularly in recent months in collaboration with Mayor Marino and his administration in developing this stadium project for AS Roma, the City of Rome and our great fans,” said Pallotta.

“The city and fans deserve this, a world-class stadium. We are confident the Stadio della Roma will be among the best in the world and a key driver for the club’s continued success.”

Roma captain Francesco Totti was impressed with the plans and believes the stadium is just reward for the club’s fans.

“The project speaks for itself,” he said. “It’s amazing. It’s a home, the home of Romanisti (Roma fans).

“We want to win lots there.”

Wed 26 March, 2014
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