Proposal received for redevelopment of Stadio Flaminio

A proposal has been outlined for the redevelopment of Stadio Flaminio, a 30,000-seat stadium in the Italian capital of Rome.

Daniele Frongia, Rome’s Sports Councillor, confirmed that the city has received a “concrete” proposal from AS Roma Nuoto, a swimming and water polo club based in the capital.

The proposal includes the redevelopment of the stadium into a multi-purpose venue capable of hosting sports such as football, fencing, swimming, dancing and gymnastics. The stadium was built ahead of the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome and initially served as a football ground before hosting matches played by Italy’s rugby union team from 2000 to 2011.

AS Roma Nuoto would work with a group of private partners on the project, which would look to preserve the original structure of the Pier Luigi Nervi-designed stadium. A conservation plan was outlined in October to explore how the stadium can be reimagined without impacting its architectural structure.

Frongia said: “The proponents, according to the project presented, plan to redevelop the stadium while maintaining both the original structure, due to the architectural value of Nervi’s masterpiece, and exploiting the results of the conservation plan that we presented last October.”

Frongia added that the proposal includes the redevelopment of the stadium’s surrounding area into a green space using recyclable materials and renewable energy.

The Stadio Flaminio has been closed since 2011 and has fallen into a state of disrepair. In August 2019, Frongia announced that a redevelopment project for the Stadio Flaminio would be presented in November that year. Since then, no real progress has been made but AS Roma Nuoto’s proposal is seeking to breathe new life into the stadium.

The Stadio Flaminio served as the temporary home of Serie A football clubs AS Roma and Lazio during the 1989-90 season while renovation work was carried out at the Stadio Olimpico ahead of the FIFA World Cup.

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