Still awaiting a final word from M5S on the dossier of the Stadio della Roma, Roma have encountered further problems regarding Tor di Valle, the area in which the stadium would be built.
The Ministry of Cultural Heritage, led by minister Dario Franceschini, wants to put into place a constraint on an abandoned hippodrome (below).
The entire project would be put on “hold” should the measure pass. Roma have already drastically altered the dossier to include less cement and buildings and more park space. Despite being made aware the old hippodrome would be deomilished in 2014, the council only now has decided to raise issues with it. Even as recent as this month, no opposition to the hippodrome being torn down has been raised. Instead, fierce opponents of the project are trying every way to curb its progress – something the club noticed when they released a response to this nonsense saying, “We cannot avoid by the evidence how particular and unusual the timing of the response of the Superintendent is and we will certainly initiate any action to protect our project and its investors, the public interests of AS Roma, and the fans, who don’t seem to comprehend the untimely and hostile appearing initiatives”.