For the president of Lazio, Claudio Lotito, the Flaminio stadium can become the new home of the Biancocelesti, but provided that the capacity can be increased to accommodate at least 50 thousand fans.
In an interview given to the newspaper La Repubblica, the president of Lazio , Claudio Lotito , reiterated what he has always supported: the Flaminio stadium can become the new home of the Biancocelesti, but provided that the capacity can be increased in order to accommodate at least 50 thousand fans.
A feasibility study of the facility is currently underway by the Football League, which has presented a recovery project for the second stadium in Rome. To La Repubblica Lotito declared: “First I have to see the feasibility of the work and what they allow me to do. If it has to be 35 thousand seats I refuse. I have instructed an office of the Football League, which has begun its discussions, to make a feasibility study. We must do things with common sense and criteria, in life things must be done this way. The League has gone in search of all the historical documentation to understand how it can intervene. We are technically studying how to make the Stadium usable and functional and on based on this we will present a project. We are making the final findings.”
According to Lotito, the stadium presents some structural and logistical problems, including parking, which does not exist. And then, the president reminds us, we need coverage, which currently doesn't exist: “I can't have fans come to the stadium with umbrellas. We are trying to tackle the problem.”
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The Flaminio was originally created as a 24,000-seat stadium, but Lotito made it known that Lazio needed a facility for at least 50,000 spectators: “If they tell me to build a 35,000-seat stadium, I thank them and salute them. Lazio on average it has 45 thousand spectators but it can also reach 60 thousand. What do I do? Do I send the fans away? This is why we still need some time to find a landing point. The Municipality has given its availability and we have given ours But we need to be aware of what the problems are in order to close the issue of planning.”
When the Biancoceleste president spoke about the Flaminio project, Mayor Gualtieri welcomed the proposal: “It is a great pleasure for us to promote and host Lazio. I am happy to have heard President Lotito's commitment to relaunch a project on the Flaminio He rightly made a distinction between the technical and political aspects. He is right about the political dimension, we are in complete agreement. When the project is presented, rest assured that the administration will evaluate it with great openness.”