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Roma reveals plans for new privately financed stadium on outskirts of the Italian capital

  • This artist rendering provided by Italian Serie A soccer club Roma, Wednesday March 26, 2014 shows the new stadium to be build on the outskirts of Rome. Three-time Serie A champion Roma plans to build a new privately financed stadium inspired by the Colosseum on the outskirts of the Italian capital. Labeled "Stadio della Roma" for now, until naming rights are awarded, the facility will seat 52,500 spectators and be able to expand to 60,000 for major matches. Building costs for the stadium itself are estimated at 300 million euros ($414 million) but the overall price, including surrounding infrastructure and transport, will run far higher. The new stadium will be in the Tor di Valle area in the city's southwest, about halfway between downtown and Fiumicino airport. Slated to open for the 2016-17 season, the stadium has been a big goal since Roma was purchased by a four-man group of Boston executives, who in 2011 became the first foreign majority owners of a Serie A club. (AP Photo/AS Roma)

    This artist rendering provided by Italian Serie A soccer club Roma, Wednesday March 26, 2014 shows the new stadium to be build on the outskirts of Rome. Three-time Serie A champion Roma plans to build a new privately financed stadium inspired by the Colosseum on the outskirts of the Italian capital. Labeled "Stadio della Roma" for now, until naming rights are awarded, the facility will seat 52,500 spectators and be able to expand to 60,000 for major matches. Building costs for the stadium itself are estimated at 300 million euros ($414 million) but the overall price, including surrounding infrastructure and transport, will run far higher. The new stadium will be in the Tor di Valle area in the city's southwest, about halfway between downtown and Fiumicino airport. Slated to open for the 2016-17 season, the stadium has been a big goal since Roma was purchased by a four-man group of Boston executives, who in 2011 became the first foreign majority owners of a Serie A club. (AP Photo/AS Roma)  (The Associated Press)

  • Roma President James Pallotta, right, shows Rome's Mayor Ignazio Marino the project for the new Roma soccer stadium, at Rome's Capitol Hill, Wednesday March 26, 2014. Three-time Serie A champion Roma has revealed plans to build a new privately financed stadium on the outskirts of the Italian capital. Labeled "Stadio della Roma" for now, until naming rights are awarded, the facility will seat 52,500 spectators and be expandable to 60,000 for major matches. Building costs for the stadium itself are estimated at 300 million euros ($414 million) but the overall price, including surrounding infrastructure and transport, will run far higher. The new stadium will be in the Tor di Valle area in the city's southwest, about halfway between downtown and Fiumicino airport. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

    Roma President James Pallotta, right, shows Rome's Mayor Ignazio Marino the project for the new Roma soccer stadium, at Rome's Capitol Hill, Wednesday March 26, 2014. Three-time Serie A champion Roma has revealed plans to build a new privately financed stadium on the outskirts of the Italian capital. Labeled "Stadio della Roma" for now, until naming rights are awarded, the facility will seat 52,500 spectators and be expandable to 60,000 for major matches. Building costs for the stadium itself are estimated at 300 million euros ($414 million) but the overall price, including surrounding infrastructure and transport, will run far higher. The new stadium will be in the Tor di Valle area in the city's southwest, about halfway between downtown and Fiumicino airport. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)  (The Associated Press)

  • Roma President James Pallotta, right, and Rome's Mayor Ignazio Marino, left, unveils the project for the new Roma soccer stadium, at Rome's Capitol Hill, Wednesday March 26, 2014. Three-time Serie A champion Roma has revealed plans to build a new privately financed stadium on the outskirts of the Italian capital. Labeled "Stadio della Roma" for now, until naming rights are awarded, the facility will seat 52,500 spectators and be expandable to 60,000 for major matches. Building costs for the stadium itself are estimated at 300 million euros ($414 million) but the overall price, including surrounding infrastructure and transport, will run far higher. The new stadium will be in the Tor di Valle area in the city's southwest, about halfway between downtown and Fiumicino airport. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

    Roma President James Pallotta, right, and Rome's Mayor Ignazio Marino, left, unveils the project for the new Roma soccer stadium, at Rome's Capitol Hill, Wednesday March 26, 2014. Three-time Serie A champion Roma has revealed plans to build a new privately financed stadium on the outskirts of the Italian capital. Labeled "Stadio della Roma" for now, until naming rights are awarded, the facility will seat 52,500 spectators and be expandable to 60,000 for major matches. Building costs for the stadium itself are estimated at 300 million euros ($414 million) but the overall price, including surrounding infrastructure and transport, will run far higher. The new stadium will be in the Tor di Valle area in the city's southwest, about halfway between downtown and Fiumicino airport. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)  (The Associated Press)

Three-time Serie A champion Roma plans to build a privately financed stadium inspired by the Colosseum on the outskirts of the Italian capital.

Labeled Stadio della Roma until naming rights are sold, the facility would seat 52,500 spectators and be able to expand to 60,000 for major matches.

Building costs for the stadium are estimated at 300 million euros ($414 million), with the overall price higher when infrastructure and transport are included.

The stadium would be in the Tor di Valle area in the city's southwest, about halfway between downtown and Fiumicino airport.

Roma hopes to open the venue for the 2016-17 season. The club is owned by a four-man group of Boston executives, who in 2011 became the first foreign majority owners of a Serie A club.