Speaking at the l’aula Giulio Cesare at the Il Palazzo Senatorio in Rome’s Piazza del Campidoglio, Virginia Raggi, the mayor of Rome, spoke during the city council meeting as the group met to discuss the latest mobility findings of the Politecnico di Torino for the Stadio della Roma. These are her words:
“We have done a cost-benefit analysis and the result has confirmed that the construction of the Stadio della Roma must be carried out in the Tor Di Valle area. The Politecnico says that to respect the two 50% shares of the ponte di Traiano is not necessary. The modernisation of the Rome-Lido (railway) should be made regardless of the construction of the stadium, the €180 million must be spent regardless of the sports facility. The study of the Politecnico tells us that for the construction of the Stadio della Roma, the improvement of the railways is essential. I believe that we need usable fixtures for both the city and that of the stadium — if done well, these will improve an abandoned area of the city. The project will bring €800 million in private investments and many jobs. I sincerely hope that in the following phases, we can carry this project forward, we firmly want this for our citizens”.