Wednesday March 25 2015
Half-billion for Roma stadium?

Roma's new stadium may require a short-term investment of more than €500m, according to reports.

Yesterday's summit between Roma mayor Ignazio Marino and Mark Pannes, CEO of Stadio della Roma, may have dampened some of the optimism surrounding the building of the new stadium.

According to Gazzetta dello Sport, the project requires a short-term investment of €500m in order to be deemed of 'public interest' and gain the municipality's approval.

The investment only covers the building of the stadium, the internal public works such as the parking, and the infrastructure involving roads and public transport, which the Rome municipality wants to prioritise.

It does not include the business district and the shopping centres that Roma would like to build right away, which appears to be in conflict with the interests of the municipality.