Saturday November 21 2020
More Stadio della Roma problems

The Stadio della Roma project suffered another massive blow with reports the land in Tor di Valle is a subject of contention, so they could turn to the existing Stadio Flaminio.

The plans to build the arena have been going for almost a decade with very little genuine progress, even after previous President James Pallotta sold the club and project to The Friedkin Group.

According to La Repubblica, it has suddenly emerged that some of the land set aside for the stadium in the Tor di Valle area is not fully at the disposal of its current owners, Eurnova SPA, as it was previously repossessed.

Il Tempo newspaper also claims that there are other problems with the Tor di Valle setting, so Roma are considering a switch to the existing Stadio Flaminio instead.

Previously, that had been difficult due to the complex laws limiting reconstruction of an older building, but last month a Government decree simplified those rules to make it easier for stadiums to be revitalised.

The Stadio Flaminio is currently used largely for rugby, but had been adopted by Roma and Lazio when the Stadio Olimpico was refurbished for the 1990 World Cup.

Another candidate is the Tor Vergata area of Rome, but once again, this would involve starting the whole process with the local council from scratch.