Stadio della Roma
A proposed design from March 2014
|Coordinates||41°49′43.4″N 12°25′31.7″E / 41.828722°N 12.425472°ECoordinates: 41°49′43.4″N 12°25′31.7″E / 41.828722°N 12.425472°E|
|Owner||NEEP Roma Holding (parent company of A.S. Roma S.p.A.)|
|Capacity||52,500 (expandable to 60,000)|
|Opened||August 2019 (planned)|
|Construction cost||€300 million (2014 est.)|
|A.S. Roma (planned for 2018)|
Stadio della Roma (English: Stadium of Rome) is the temporary name for Serie A team A.S. Roma's planned stadium in the Tor di Valle neighborhood of Rome. A formal name for the stadium, planned to open by August 2019, will be decided after naming rights are awarded. The planned location is along the Tiber River and accessible via the main highway connecting the city with Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport. Seating capacity is planned for 52,500 spectators. The stadium is being designed by American architect Dan Meis, and is said to be inspired by the ancient Colosseum. Features of the stadium include luxury boxes, and a 14,000-seat section designated for the Ultras of the Curva Sud in the Stadio Olimpico, the 72,698-seat facility Roma currently shares with their crosstown rival, S.S. Lazio.
The stadium and its facilities will replace the current Tor di Valle Racecourse, which is served by the Tor di Valle train stop on the Rome–Lido railway. Plans additionally call for service on Rome's Line B subway to be extended to the station, and on to Muratella, a train station on the FR1 railway that is across the river from the proposed development. Besides the main stadium, plans call for additional venues for music, entertainment, shopping, and training facilities, as well as bars, restaurants, and a Nike SuperStore. The stadium, only the second in Italy to be privately owned and financed (Juventus Stadium is the first), is estimated to cost €300 million, but the total cost for all the facilities and venues, including infrastructure improvement, is close to €1 billion.
In 2016 Goldman Sachs made a €30 million loan to Stadio TDV S.p.A., a wholly owned subsidiary of NEEP Roma Holding, for the pre-development cost of the stadium.
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