Roma Formally Commence Procedure to Build New Stadium

Roma have begun the process to build their new stadium in the Pietralata neighborhood after the new ownership nixed the previous project due to a host of bureaucratic issues. The goal is to have it ready for 2027 when the club celebrates its centenary, La Gazzetta dello Sport informs.

The outfit submitted the ‘feasibility study’ to the City yesterday. The full-fledged rendering will be unveiled at a later date. The move initiated the procedure, which has several steps within the local administration. If everything goes according to plan, the green light will arrive next year, and construction will begin in 2024.

The new Roma stadium will be innovative, high-tech, and environmentally friendly. The club will plant 3k trees in the area to offset the impact and the noise. The new site is less problematic than the other one. There are four subway stations and a train one nearby. The project comprises limited commercial buildings to speed things up. The only concern is the presence of a hospital in the area. There will be preferential lanes to guarantee its accessibility on game days.

It will have between 60 and 65k seats. Thus, it will be eligible to host the final of major competitions, with an eye on the 2032 European Championship. The Giallorossi have yet to disclose the financial aspects, but it’s believed that it will cost no less than half a billion. The arena will formally belong to the Friedkin family. They will bankroll it on their own with no outside investors.

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