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AS Roma takes another step closer to Stadio della Roma

AS Roma President, James Pallotta, Eurnova CEO, Luca Parnasi, and representatives of AS Roma SPV LLC, along with project partners Lend Lease, Parsitalia, MEIS, Libeskind and LAND, hosted a media briefing earlier this week in the presence of the City Council representatives to acknowledge the submission of the comprehensive dossier to the Comune di Roma.

The media event, a key milestone in the Tor di Valle-Stadio della Roma journey, was designed to communicate to the public the latest developments and progress to date of one of the most important privately-financed urban regeneration projects in Europe, worth approximately €1.5bn.

AS Roma President, James Pallotta, enthused at the meeting:

Today represents an historic milestone for the City of Rome and AS Roma. We’re proud of the job done by our team of international experts in the last three years and we thank the Rome Administration for the great collaboration shown since the first presentation of the project, at Campidoglio in December 2013.

Mayor Marino and his staff have been challenging us along the way to make the project better and I believe we’ve done everything possible to make Tor di Valle-Stadio della Roma a new safe, connected, exciting and sustainable epicenter that will allow a better way to live in the city and trigger economic development in the area, with AS Roma and the new stadium serving as the anchor for many generations to come.

We all look forward to playing in AS Roma’s new stadium. The fans deserve this new stadium and it will be a key driver for the club’s continued success.

The master site ecosystem will encompass a 125 hectare campus, combining advanced sports and entertainment facilities – including a 52,500-60,000-seat stadium and Nuova Trigoria – a business park, a centralised entertainment district Convivium and green areas.

By integrating these components, the Tor di Valle master site will be able to ensure that this sports, commercial and entertainment complex is a lasting and viable new addition to Rome’s most enduring landmarks.

Mark Pannes, CEO of Stadio della Roma, commented during the event:

Today’s submission of the comprehensive master site dossier – looking at the next approval steps with Comune and Regione Lazio – shows a clear commitment towards the Italian institutions, economy and business environment. Tor di Valle-Stadio della Roma is a project that will continue to ignite the spirit and energy of the great city of Rome and its citizens. We expect to create at least 12,000 new jobs and many opportunities for local companies. We’re proud to be leading this world-renowned development and to-date we have committed €55m total – €30m direct domestic investment – in pre-construction work. Over the next few years, we’re eager to expand that investment to an additional €1.5bn for the construction of the entire master site.

Security will be one of key features of the project as we want to create a safe and family-friendly environment for fans and visitors. The Stadio della Roma team has been working closely with the International Centre for Sports Security (ICSS) surrounding the design, implementation and management of the highest-level security objectives including security risk assessment and security strategy development for both on-site infrastructure and cyber security plus a state-of-the-art, 24-hour security surveillance for the entire master site.

According to the final dossier submitted, Tor di Valle-Stadio della Roma will become the district of Rome with the strongest public transportation connections bringing great benefits to the surrounding areas thanks to multiple access points for fans and visitors, including pedestrian and vehicular bridges, Metro B, Roma-Lido and Roma-Fiumicino railways. The design of accessibility and usability will allow more than 50% of visitors to use public transportation to reach the site. In addition, massive public and combined private/public parking infrastructure are planned, to include over 10,000 new vehicle parking spaces.

Tor di Valle-Stadio della Roma development plans include great attention to sustainability and green spaces, with a dedicated team bringing in global expertise in green certifications and cutting-edge energy efficiency technologies. The sustainability plan includes renewable energy programs and maximum recycling capabilities, in addition to creating new urban park areas. The Tor di Valle-Stadio della Roma master plan exceeds national and local regulation for green and renewable energy with over 50% of the master site consisting of green spaces and parks.

Following the submission to the Comune di Roma, the City Council will be reviewing the comprehensive master site plan before opening up the review process to the Lazio Regional government. Groundbreaking is projected in late 2015, with the new stadium substantially completed by late 2017, in time for the 2017-18 season, with the entertainment and business districts opening in 2018.

Representatives of AS Roma SPV, LLC and Eurnova – along with all the partners of the project – thanked the institutions and authorities for the constant dialogue and transparency, confirming full commitment to continue working together.

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