The Friedkin’s meet with Rome mayor Virginia Raggi today after scrapping stadium plans


Roma owners Dan and Ryan Friedkin met with Rome mayor Virginia Raggi today.

The meeting occurs just days after the club announced that they will axe the current version of their proposed new stadium project, the Stadio della Roma.

The stadium proposal was originally created by Roma’s former owner, James Pallotta, almost ten years ago. However, following their meeting last Friday, Roma’s Board of Directors noted extravagant costs, increasing bureaucracy, and the economic downturn brought on by COVID-19 as their reasoning.

Though, Ansa has reported that the Friedkin’s met today with Raggi to reiterate their desire to build a new stadium. The sides also, reportedly, discussed potential legal action they could face from real estate development firm Euronova.

Euronova partnered with Pallotta and purchased the land in Tor di Valle where the stadium was proposed to be built. Yesterday they penned a letter to both the club and city of Rome, reiterating that the agreement remains binding.

 

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