Lazio & Roma Working Together to Improve Stadio Olimpico Pitch

Lazio and Roma are working together to try and improve the playing surface at the Stadio Olimpico.

Biancocelesti coach Maurizio Sarri was furious after the draw with Udinese, drawing attention to the poor quality of the pitch at the stadium in Rome. This is a sentiment shared by his Giallorossi counterpart Jose Mourinho, who has also complained about the playing surface in recent months. 

The stadium is owned by the City of Rome, so resolving the issue is more complicated than it is for clubs who own their stadiums, which is partly why Claudio Lotito is working so hard to find a new home for Lazio.

As reported by Corriere dello Sport (via LazioNews24), Lazio trio Sarri, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Igli Tare met with representatives from the state organisation Sport e Salute (Sport and Health) yesterday to draw up a plan to improve the pitch at the Stadio Olimpico.

The parties agreed that a clear road map of specific work was needed and things are moving forward this week. Lazio and Roma will inspect the situation later this week but the most decisive work will take place in November, after the start of the World Cup break. The Giallorossi are meeting the Sport e Salute representatives at Trigoria today.

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