Rome Mayor positive on A.S. Roma planned digs



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Rome (Italy) Mayor Virginia Raggi says Stadio della Roma will finally break ground “as soon as we reach an agreement on public works”.

‘All Football’ stated that the project has been in the pipeline for several years, but red tape and corruption allegations have put up huge stumbling blocks for construction work to start on the planned development.

Stadio della Roma is the temporary name for Serie A team A.S. Roma’s planned stadium in the Tor di Valle neighborhood of Rome in Italy.

The site chosen for the new arena is Pietralata in Rome (Italy), right behind the Tiburtina Station and is at a shouting distance from the Sandro Pertini Hospital. It is an area owned by the City and not subject to any kind of legal constraints.

Earlier, in March 2021, the club owner Dan Friedkin had dropped the ambitious Tor de Valle project plan like a hot potato saying it was dogged by too much of “red tapism and political interferences”.

A.S. Roma is a professional football club based in Rome, Italy. Founded by a merger in 1927, Roma has participated in the top-tier of Italian football (Serie A) for all of its existence except for the 1951-1952 seasons.

The Stadio Olimpico is the largest sports facility in Rome, Italy, seating over 70,000 spectators. It is located within the Foro Italico sports complex, North of the City. The structure is owned by the Italian National Olympic Committee and it is used primarily for association football. It serves as the home digs of A.S. Roma.

‘All Football’ further stated that though dogged by too much of political interferences, however, Raggi made it clear the venue was still very much part of her vision for the Italian capital – “We’ve given our political verdict. We’ve reviewed the project in a sustainable way. Now it’s a matter of departments. Both ours and those at Roma are busy at work. As soon as we reach an agreement on public works, it’ll be through.”

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