Frequently Asked Questions: Stadio della Roma project

SITE SELECTION

How did the Stadio della Roma master site selection criteria work?

We studied 13 existing ‘case study’ stadiums from around the world - both existing and planned -  including stadiums in London, Madrid, Dublin, Moscow and Istanbul.

Why did you choose Tor di Valle as the final location?

The location search was performed with help from Cushman & Wakefield, a leader in real estate within Italy and around the world.

Based on club-mandated priorities such as land area and accessibility, C&W helped run an RFP process to identify the best possible site for the new project.

How many sites were considered?

Over 80. Each and every one of the 80-plus sites submitted were analysed, rated and documented for club review. At the end of this process, Tor di Valle presented the best opportunity to build a successful project due to, among other reasons, its accessibility by road and public transportation, proximity in relation to the city and airport, and zoning advantages due to its prior use for sport activities.

Conveniently situated at the intersection of the GRA – the ring road around the city - and the highway to Fiumicino International Airport, it’s also well positioned to be a destination for Fiumicino travelers and employees, with the airport set to undergo a massive expansion in the near future with upwards of €10B investment being considered over the next 30 years.

Has the project taken the hydrogeologic and hydraulic risk seriously?

Absolutely. There have been detailed geologic, geotechnic, hydrogeologic, hydrologic and hydraulic studies developed to assess the flood hazard as well as subsoil analyses performed in the past months to provide the engineering teams the soils properties characterizing the stadium domain and the related infrastructures, verifying that the entire project site is suitable for such a large structure ensuring safety conditions for the entire area.

Who performed the geotechnical and hydrologic studies?

A team of experts from Geores - one of Italy’s leading geotechnical companies - spearheaded the effort led by director general of Geores, Claudio Vercelli for the geotechnical surveys. The hydrologic and hydraulic studies have been coordinated by a flood risk management specialist from Università per Stranieri di Perugia, Professor Fernando Nardi. In addition fluvial works have been properly designed for flood hazard mitigation on the Vallerano river basin.

Have Italian companies been used across all aspects of the project?

Absolutely. A substantial number of companies involved in the Stadio della Roma sports and entertainment complex development are Italian or hold considerable operations in Italy – these include Arup, Geores, LAND, Lend Lease, AS Roma, Studio Libeskind, CO.RE Ingegneria, Italia Green, Parsitalia, STE Group, IN.CO, ABDR, SCE, Systematica, Officine Verdi, GAE, GAD and DLA Piper Italy.

How extensive was the technical dossier that was submitted?

Very extensive. The technical dossier contained a total of 53,500 pages. There were 3,500 pages with drawings-only and 50,000 pages of reports.

THE STADIUM

How many fans will the new stadium hold?

The new stadium will seat 52,500 people (expandable to 60,000). Stadio della Roma is custom-designed to create an outstanding game day experience for fans.

Will the new stadium address the issue of fans being too far away from the pitch at Stadio Olimpico?

Yes. The new stadium’s sightlines and proximity to the pitch are designed to deliver one of the most vivid and action-packed fan experiences in all of world football, offering unparalleled views of the action for every seat.

How close will fans be to the pitch?

The closest distance to pitch will be 8.9m and the furthest away will be 11.7m.

Will there be a Curva Sud in Stadio della Roma?

Yes. The new Curva Sud will hold 14,000 fans.

Will there be premium suites?

Yes. Located on the West and East side, Roma fans and close strategic partners who become suite holders will have the luxury of the highest level of benefits and amenities packages in the entire building, including high-end restuarant quality food and dining experiences. The design is oriented to allow for a true game experience, and also for the ability for professionals to entertain guests for matches and events around the year. 

How many elevators will there be in the new stadium?      

There will be 21 elevators in total.

How many bathrooms will there be?

There will be 938 bathrooms - 366 for women and 572 for men.

Will the new stadium have scoreboards?

Yes. There will be three scoreboards - two 9x15 m2 scoreboards in South East and South West corners and 1 12x24 m2 scoreboard in Curva Nord.

Will the stadium be able to host concerts?

Yes. There will be Stadium Concerts 14,000-seat amphitheatre to host concerts during the year plus full-stadium concert alignment is possible.

FINANCE

How much investment is being made in the project?

There will upwards of  €2 billion spent on Project Development Costs, inclusive of hard and soft costs - approximately €400 million for the stadium

EMPLOYMENT

How many people will be employed to work on the project?

Over 650 people have been involved with the development of the project to date and there will be an average presence of 2,000 workers throughout the build – peaking at approximately 3,500 workers during Phase 1.

A local workforce will be hired to undertake 17,000,000 man hours - equivalent to more than €500,000,000 of wages.

How many people will be employed once the final project is completed?

In terms of daily operations, there will be over 4,000 site employees in total. The Convivium will have 1,000 employees and there will be more than 2,500 employees at Stadio della Roma, including event staff. A further 300 people will be employed in infrastructure including security and transportation.

How many people will work at the Business Park?

At the Business Park, there will be 1,000 employees plus an additional 15,000 business tenant employees.

Will these roles provide employment for local people in Rome?

Yes. A major initiative across the entire master site complex will be to employ local Roman citizens within the works of construction and infrastructure, services and business.

How can local people find out about available job opportunities?

Employees will be sourced through a variety of channels, including executive recruiting, direct advertising, job fairs and third party outsourcing.

CONSTRUCTION

Will the project be completed in one phase?

No, there will be two construction phases. Phase 1 will last for 26 to 28 months and will result in 75% of the project being completed. Phase 2 will be a 36-month process and will complete the final 25% of the project.

Where will the materials to build the project come from?

The materials used for the project will be locally-sourced – with 4,000,000 tons of materials required.

What will be done to minimise the disruption caused while the project is being built?

An extensive network of temporary roads has been carefully planned to minimise disruption during the first construction phase.

How much thought has gone into energy and resource efficiency?

Design strategies were developed with international best practices in mind, including LEED and GBC Certification Standards.

The master plan surpasses national and local regulations on the reduction of requirements and the self-production of energy from renewable sources.

Photovoltaic installations will be scattered throughout the site, mainly on roofing areas of buildings not used as public or green space, including on the roof of the stadium.

Rainwater collection systems will gather and disperse rainwater for irrigation and non-potable water use.

PARKLAND

Will the project provide new parkland for the people of Rome?

Yes. There will be 89+ hectares of landscaped area site-wide – with 53+ total hectares of public parkland. 9,100+ new trees and 140,000+ new shrubs will be planted and also three new water features.

A 32+ hectare brownfield will be revitalised, with trees, pathways, bikeways, lighting and CCTV, all of which are available to the public.

A seven hectare public park, situated at the main entrance of the project in front of the entertainment district, in between the stadium and Ostiense/Tor di Valle station, will also feature a hillside amphitheatre.

The amphitheatre will serve as a unique music venue for classical concerts, jazz shows, festivals and more. The amphitheatre will be built into a man-made slope on the site and can be used during the day for people to casually lounge, go for a walk and eat lunch.

DESIGN

How much thought has gone into the design of the stadium?

A lot. The architecture of the new stadium pays tribute to Rome’s rich history, while embracing internationally-acclaimed and innovative Italian design aesthetic. Intended to evoke one of Rome's most beloved and iconic landmarks, the Colosseum, the design incorporates an ultra-modern, steel and glass stadium wrapped in a stone ‘scrim’. This 21m-tall floating stone screen that envelops the stadium is a dynamic, contemporary interpretation of the stone arches of the famous arena.

The entire seating bowl will sit underneath a translucent glass and ultra-durable fabric canopy, protecting fans from the elements.

TRANSPORTATION

How accessible will the complex be in terms of transportation?

The complex will be a 20 minute transit from downtown Rome and a 20 minute transit to/from Rome Fiumicino Airport

The Tor di Valle site will be supported by at least two rail lines, Roma Lido line to the south of the project and Magliana station to the north.

Metro B extension is also considered and represented in the dossier for Regione approval.

Rail and public transportation in general will accommodate upwards of 50% of all site traffic.

The Stadio della Roma project is committed to improving public works as they are part of the overall public infrastructure contribution to the project.

There will be multiple access points for fans and visitors including pedestrian and vehicular bridges, metro B and Roma-Lido Railway.

For fans using their own transport, will there be parking available?

Parking will be readily available across the site for fans, VIPs and for entertainment experiences. There will be 430,000 square metres of parking that will accommodate 10,000+ car spaces, 8,800+ motorbike spaces and 35+ bus spaces.

How important is the transportation infrastructure to the project?

Essential. The interconnected transportation networks, including the offsite highways and the internal road network, are vital for the fans, providing quicker entry and exit times and accessibility than currently in the area surrounding Stadio Olimpico.

Each of the roadways, including the Fiumicino Highway, Via Ostiense and Via del Mare, will be completely upgraded, with increased capacity, by the investment dollars contributed by Stadio della Roma for public works. The Fiumicino highway is the most substantial piece of the road network, which will be connected to the project by a bridge to be constructed across the Tiber River.

How many bridges will there be?

There are three main bridges to be built; a pedestrian bridge crossing the Tiber River near Magliana Station, which will include bike ramps; a pedestrian bridge crossing Via Ostiense from Tor di Valle station and a cable-stayed roadway bridge connecting the site to the Fiumicino Highway. 

SECURITY

How seriously is security being taken?

The Stadio della Roma team is working closely with top security consultants on the design, implementation and management of the highest-level security processes – with security risk assessment and security strategy development being put in place for both onsite infrastructure and cyber security.

There will be state-of-the-art, 24-hour security surveillance for the entire master site, including CCTV systems throughout the site, including the park land and a fully interconnected security strategy within the various areas of the site for a consistent security presence and efficient operation.

ROMA VILLAGE

What is Roma Village?

Roma Village is situated west and adjacent to the stadium and will serve as the epicenter for fans attending the game or for fans without a ticket to the match but who would still like to be part of a matchday experience.

What will happen in Roma Village on non-match days?

On a year round basis, Roma Village will be home to a conference centre for global brands and companies to host events and provide their employees, colleagues and friends the opportunity to experience the overall complex. 

What else will be in Roma Village?

A new, modern interpretation of Rome’s famous Spanish Steps will be one of the main stadium entrances located on the west side of the site and accessed directly from Roma Village. The Spanish Steps will also be used for outdoor events as a unique amphitheatre-like venue.

TRAINING GROUND

Will there be a new training ground on the complex?

Yes. Situated just north of the stadium will be a state-of-the-art training and wellness facility dedicated to Roma's first team. The first team players, coaches and technical and medical staff will be based in this world-class training compound that is being designed with the highest standards to ensure that the team prepares in optimal conditions to achieve peak performance.

The centre will include multiple training pitches (two full-size and one half-size), the most advanced equipment, training and rehabilitation facilities, locker rooms, a dining hall and a multi-screen theatre to review game footage.

THE CONVIVIUM

What is the Convivium?

The C1 Entertainment district will serve as the front door to the stadium and is being built to serve as a year-round entertainment complex.

The complex will feature a modern design from world-renowned design firm, Forrec. The complex will be a high-energy communal area with food beverage outlets and both matchday and non-matchday exhibits.

The complex will be a flagship centre for food and entertainment from within Italy and around the world. Entertainment offerings will vary from smaller bars and outdoor space activation within the three main piazzas.

Visitors will access the centre from multiple access points and can spend time in different areas of the complex, each unique to other parts.

The outdoor seating, cafes, bars, restaurants and other branded experiences will capture the energy of Romans and draw tourists and locals to the site on a year round basis.