The pitch of the Stadio Olimpico will be improved over the coming months after complaints raised by Lazio and Roma.
Both Biancocelesti coach Maurizio Sarri and his Giallorossi counterpart Jose Mourinho have drawn attention to the poor quality of the playing surface of the stadium in recent months, suggesting that it’s not fit for top Serie A teams.
The Stadio Olimpico is owned by the Italian National Olympic Committee and not the two clubs, limiting their ability to make changes.
As reported by Corriere dello Sport (via LazioNews24), the Stadio Olimpico pitch was reseeded during this International break in an attempt to improve the playing surface after the previous work carried out in July proved unsuccessful. The Digitaria, or crabgrass, has also been removed.
Further work will be carried out during the World Cup break later this year, allowing Sarri and Mourinho to smile a little after weeks and months of complaints, although it remains to be seen how successful these changes will be.