Veronica Tasciotti, the Councillor for Sport of the municipality of Rome, has provided an update on Lazio’s Stadio Flaminio project.
Speaking in an interview with Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport (via LazioNews24) earlier today, Tasciotti first spoke about the problems in the Stadio Flaminio stadium and facilities.
The facility has several constraints. It is true that the UEFA standards are very strict, but we are confident.
We are waiting to receive a project from Lazio to assess its feasibility. Our goal is to give a nice gift to all Lazio fans.
The Italian politician then touched on what the City Council would do to support the project.
If Lazio submits a project that the authorities believe to be viable, then politics will come into play, which will have to decide which project to focus on and then proceed with an international tender. But I haven’t spoken to Lotito yet.
Lazio president Claudio Lotito is incredibly keen to move Lazio’s home from the Stadio Olimpico to the Stadio Flaminio, believing it to be the perfect place for the Roman club to develop their own facilities, which would in turn increase matchday revenues and their place in the community.
Intercity rivals AS Roma are also working on finding a new stadium and are reportedly pursuing a project in Tor di Valle, highlighting that there are clear issues with the Stadio Olimpico, which is owned by the city and not the two clubs.