Stadio della Roma project can begin again

Today a vote was held to revoke the public interest in the Stadio della Roma project at Tor di Valle, effectively scrapping it so the new club owners can start a completely different plan.

Former President Jim Pallotta had said when he first arrived that the main objective was to build an independent stadium just for the Giallorossi, rather than sharing rental on the Stadio Olimpico with Lazio.

During his eight years in the Capital, the project went through several iterations and venues, but never beyond the planning stage.

Today, a vote was approved within the local authorities to revoke public interest in the Tor di Valle stadium proposal.

“Now a new project for the Stadio della Roma is possible and a new chapter begins to relaunch the city,” said Mayor of Rome Virginia Raggi.

The Tor di Valle venue for the stadium has been locked down since 2014, but had numerous problems, including transport links, how much office space they could create and a myriad of red tape.

Pallotta sold the club to the Friedkin Group, who can now begin a whole new project to build a stadium in a different venue.

Among the possible plans is a revamp of the old Stadio Flaminio, which has now practically been abandoned.