Saturday August 12 2017
Roma at Stadio Olimpico until 2020

Roma seem to accept the Stadio della Roma project will be a long time coming, as they agree a new lease for the Stadio Olimpico until 2020.

This week the project took another hit with news that there were too many issues still to be resolved, so a whole new planning committee will begin in September with the revamped blueprints.

According to Il Messaggero and Il Tempo newspapers, Roma have gone to Plan B by renewing their lease to use the Stadio Olimpico for another three years.

This would leave the Giallorossi at the current location until the end of the 2019-20 campaign.

President Jim Pallotta finally acknowledged the new purpose-built arena will take a long time to develop, let alone construct.

Roma have played at the Olimpico since 1953-54, leaving only for brief spells at the Flaminio when it was being restructured, most recently ahead of the 1990 World Cup.