Wednesday March 26 2014
Roma reveal stadium plans

Roma have unveiled plans for a new stadium that they hope to build in time for the 2016-17 season.

It has been revealed that the Stadio della Roma will hold 52,000 fans, with the potential to extend to 60,000, and built on the site of the former Hippodrome in the Tor di Valle area.

President James Palotta admitted it will be a “modern 52,000-seater with state of the art technology” that will “strike fear into our opponents.”

Architect Dan Meis meanwhile insisted that he wanted to recreate one of the city’s most iconic landmarks with the new ground.

“With the Stadio della Roma we want to reproduce the glory and the power of the Colosseum.

“We want to develop a stadium where the fans are close to the playing field, unlike at the Stadio Olimpico

“We've designed a stadium specifically for football that evokes the city's most symbolic monument, the Colosseum.”

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