Lazio have been given a deadline to propose their Stadio Flaminio project to the Municipality of Rome.
Biancocelesti president Claudio Lotito is desperate to take his club away from the Stadio Olimpico in the coming years, frustrated with the poor quality of the pitch and limited commercial opportunities available. Intercity rivals Roma are also looking to leave the stadium and both clubs are now working hard to create viable projects.
As reported by Radiosei (via La Lazio Siamo Noi), Lazio have been told by the Municipality of Rome that they need to present a complete project for the renovation of the Stadio Flaminio by the end of this calendar year.
Lazio want to increase the capacity of the stadium to 45,000 seats, which would allow them to host European finals, as well as take over two neighbouring plots of land to create a multifunctional centre.
The club are planning to present their project in the early stages of December, but things won’t be easy. There’s many constraints on the stadium, like the protection of the patrimonial and moral copyrights on the work, which belong to the Nervi family until 2049.
A solution was found for the Stadio Artemio Franchi in Florence, which has a similar bureaucratic situation, and Lotito is working hard to overcome the obstacles.