AS Roma to Build New Stadium in Rome, Italy
KISSIMMEE, Fla., Dec. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Yesterday, AS Roma's front office, led by U.S.-based AS Roma President Jim Pallotta, announced plans to build a new stadium in Rome in time for the team's 2016-2017 season. The announcement was made during the club's first annual Winter Training at Disney's ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.
The location for the new stadium will be Tor di Valle, in the southwest part of the city. Roma's new stadium will offer 55,000 to 60,000 Roma fans an intimate experience to see the Giallorossi in a state-of-the-art venue worthy of the three-time Serie A champions with nine Coppa Italia titles and two Supercoppa Italiana titles.
"Building a new stadium for AS Roma has always been our goal," said Pallotta. "We will construct a stadium that will deliver an unparalleled experience for our passionate and loyal fans, as well as one capable of hosting a Champion's League final in the near future. This will also provide global brands the opportunity to reach a world-wide audience through this truly unique platform - elite football in Rome in a world-class stadium."
The new stadium will be the dedicated home for the storied Italian club. The team has shared Stadio Olimpico with city rivals Lazio since 1960.
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