- The Wealdstone Raider reckons he could take on David Silva but ‘would run miles’ from Roy Keane [Video]
- An extensive look at Bayern Munich’s magnificent stadium, the Allianz Arena [Video]
- The top ten players in Serie A this season [Copa 90 Video]
- Jose Mourinho: Bojan Krkic is the only player who almost killed me with a heart attack [Video]
- Barriga (Santiago Wanderers) should hang his head in shame after this horror own goal [Video]
Roma unveil plans for new 60000 seat stadium inspired by the Colosseum [Pictures]
Three-time Serie A champion Roma revealed plans on Wednesday to build a new privately financed stadium inspired by the Colosseum on the outskirts of the Italian capital. Italian media speculates the stadium would cost about 300 million euros and construction is planned to be completed by the 2016/17 season.
The facility will seat 52,500 spectators and be able to expand to 60,000 for major matches and has been dubbed “Stadio della Roma” for now – until naming rights are awarded.
It will be built exclusively for football games, with fans seated as close as possible to the pitch and a three-tiered seating design with a sharp incline.
Keeping fans in mind, there will be a 14,000-seat detached section behind one of the goals for the hard-core “ultra” supporters, replacing the Curva Sud from the Stadio Olimpico.
“It will be our new home and what I like about this home is the garden in the centre, on which we’ll need to continue adding pages to Roma’s history,” Roma coach Rudi Garcia said during the festive presentation at Rome’s city hall.
See pictures of Roma’s new stadium’s design plus a Totti and Taddei lead selfie below.:
- Updated: March 26, 2014