Rome mayor Virginia Raggi confirmed Lazio president Claudio Lotito’s interest in taking over the Stadio Flaminio.

Speaking earlier today in an interview with Italian radio broadcaster Radio Roma Capitale (via LazioNews24), Raggi highlighted how there have been recent talks with Lotito regarding the unused sporting stadium.

There have been contacts in recent weeks. The president has shown interest and we are accompanying him on visits.

At the moment Lotito seems to me to be attentive and willing. I am confident.

In recent years we have thought about a project to redevelop a stadium that is like a monument.

If we follow certain restrictions it will be possible to intervene and the president has understood this well.


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Lotito is looking to find a new home for Lazio, keen to move out of the Stadio Olimpico, which is owned by the city of Rome and is shared with intercity rivals, Roma.

The Giallorossi are also working on securing a new home, with many Italian clubs now looking to play in their own stadiums rather than ones rented from the local government. 


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This has proven to be extremely profitable compared to renting, with clubs like Juventus and Sassuolo both enjoying the benefits of owning their own stadium.

The Stadio Flaminio in Rome has remained unused in recent years after the Italian rugby team officially switched their home to the Stadio Olimpico, leaving the Flaminio to quietly rot in the Italian capital.