AS Roma have unveiled plans for a €300 million stadium. The new arena would see the club move out of the Stadio Olimpico which they share with city rivals Lazio to the venue which will be located southwest of the city.
With a 52,500 capacity expanding to 60,000 for internationals the surrounding area will house a new state-of-the-art training facility for the club and the Roma Village including bars, restaurants and team shops described as the ultimate fan experience.
Inspired by the Colosseum the new design features a floating stone screen that interprets the stone arches of the famous gladiatorial amphitheatre. Designed by Dan Meis Architects in Venice California. The firm have designed many stadiums around the world such as the LA Vegas MLS Stadium concept, the Staples Centre in LA, Orlando City’s new stadium and Soccer City Stadium, China.
The Curva Sud section of the stadium will feature 14,000 seats that tower over the pitch in a seperate that will be new home of the fervent Ultra supporters. It is scheduled to be complete in time for the 2016-17 Serie A season.