Mayor of Rome Virginia Raggi has confirmed in a Facebook post that a revised project for the Stadio della Roma has been accepted by the city council and will be built at Tor di Valle.
Friday is the critical day in the Stadio della Roma project as Roma and the project’s proponents meet with Virginia Raggi – now that the city mayor has left hospital after being admitted earlier in the morning – to come to a final agreement. Refresh the page for the latest updates.
Beppe Grillo, the leader of the 5 Star Movement – the party that control’s Rome’s city council – has weighed in on the Stadio della Roma debate by saying that he would be happy to see Roma build a new stadium – just not at Tor di Valle.
Il Foglio (Fabio Sabatini) At this historic moment, the council can’t spend public money given the disastrous state of the city’s finances. Only private investors have the capital that Rome needs to maintain, develop and redevelop itself. Those who lead the city council, as well as the wider country, have a crucial job to do: to encourage investment and to guide people towards investing in the best interests of the city. To benefit from private individuals’ resources in order to improve infrastructure and local development projects for nothing. That is exactly what was done by the previous administration, who granted permission for the stadium to be built in exchange for some very favourable conditions.