Lazio president Claudio Lotito discussed his plans for the Stadio Flaminio project and the winter training camp to former president Sergio Cragnotti.
The Biancocelesti president met the former Cirio head at the ‘Sing a Song’ charity event at the Auditorium della Conciliazione in Rome yesterday, where he discussed the current state of the club and his plans for the coming months.
Cragnotti presided over Lazio’s must successful ever period, injecting significant sums of money to help them win a Scudetto, a Coppa Italia and the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup. Money began to run out in 2002 and Cragnotti left Lazio in a state of disarray, making space for Lotito to come in and resolve things.
Speaking via Il Messaggero (via LazioNews24), Lotito first discussed his plans for the Stadio Flaminio.
I would like to increase it from around 18,000 to 45,000. It’s a problem to remain without a stadium of our own, but between parking and expansion at the moment it’s difficult to find a meeting point.
He was proud of his work overhauling the Formello training centre.
I spent a lot of money there, but now I’m really happy because it has become a top-level facility. Just think that we even have a barber.
Lotito reflected on the current state of clubs in football.
Now there are all these funds that are a convenient system, but for me a club is still a family affair.
Finally, Lotito commented on Lazio’s plans for a winter training retreat.
We’ll see, but most likely we’ll go abroad.