SS Lazio president and owner Claudio Lotito has confirmed that acquiring the Stadio Flaminio remains one of the options being considered by the Italian Serie A football club.
Lazio has long been linked with a possible move to the Flaminio, with the club first submitting a “serious proposal” in June 2021.
Last October, the Municipality of Rome gave Lazio until the end of 2022 to present a fresh proposal to utilise a redeveloped Flaminio as its potential new home.
However, in stressing the need for the club to own its own stadium – away from its current home, the Stadio Olimpico, which is shared with city rival AS Roma – Lotito suggested that progress is being made.
“We are working to give a stadium to Lazio and the community,” he told Radio Roma Sound FM90. “You will see that with time – I hope as soon as possible – we will be able to provide answers. We must certainly have the stadium owned. The Flaminio? It is one of the hypotheses we are working on.”
Roma is also actively seeking a move away from the Stadio Olimpico, and last week, the Municipality said that the project to deliver a new stadium for Lazio’s neighbour was “proceeding according to plan” in spite of legal action concerning ownership of the land in question.
When asked whether Lazio would move into its new home before Roma, Lotito added: “It doesn’t matter which [project] arrives first. We are not having a competition. We want to solve the problem in the best way to have a structure that is the home of the Lazio players, where the fans are happy to go… because they consider it their home.”