The new home of AS Roma has been unveiled with plans for a premier state-of-the-art football stadium, incorporating the industry's most sophisticated spectator technologies, security and fan amenities...
The new home of AS Roma has been unveiled with plans for a premier state-of-the-art football stadium, incorporating the industry's most sophisticated spectator technologies, security and fan amenities.
With an intimate seating bowl of 52,500 seats, natural grass pitch and a PTFE canopy covering 100% of the stadium seating, Woods Bagot design for Stadio della Roma is set to become a category-defining football and multi-purpose entertainment venue for Italy and Europe.
The design features a state-of-the art steel and concrete seating bowl wrapped in a ‘floating’ stone scrim, evocative of the rhythmic facade of the famous arena; with polycarbonate clad roof is reminiscent in form of the historic retractable fabric canopy that once covered the upper tiers of the Colosseum.
A distinctive feature of the design is the new ‘Curva Sud’. Long recognised as the section of the existing Stadio Olympico that is home to AS Roma's ultra-supporters, the new stadium will have a steeply pitched, clearly delineated separate section of 14,800 seats, with a more ‘muscular’ and raw architecture to provide a clear and unquestionable identity as the heart of AS Roma fans.
There will also be super-premium club seating section of 600 seats in the lower bowl with direct access to a pitch level club offering views of the teams as they exit and enter the pitch. Another special feature of the pitch level is a massive hydraulic lift allowing a dramatic entrance for the players during warm-up, reminiscent of the gladiatorial lifts in the historic Colosseum.