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I heard a while back Lazio may be getting a new stadium, based on the design of Man Utd's Old Trafford?.

Is this true?.

If yes

1. Whats the stadium going to be called?
2. How much will it hold?
3. When will Lazio move to it?
4. Do you know any URLs which can comfirm this info?.

Thanks.

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I don't know nothing about it, but i think that ROMA (di merda) should get a new one !!!!!

Why us ?? :p
 

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It certainly looks like true, comes up in discussions quite regularly. As in rebuilding Flaminio or in building a whole lotta new one in the suburbs, which would be located in the north of the city and would allow Lazio to develop on-site commercial activities in a way they cannot at the Olympic stadium, which is owned by the Italian Olympic Committee.



1. Whats the stadium going to be called?

Well, maybe Flaminio, maybe isn't decided yet

2. How much will it hold?

Far to few, if you ask me. Crag talked about 40.000 and about £25 million to build it from scratch

3. When will Lazio move to it?

Not too soon anyway. Wilde speculation in 1999 talked about planning in end of 99 and building this year. In other info it was talked within a time-range from 2-5 years. They couldn't decide on the site until now, I have heard, and also on the size of the leisure facilities (restaurants and a cinema) and the shopping centre alongside the stadium.

4. Do you know any URLs which can comfirm this info?.

No, sorry. But did you know Olimpico more or less is OUR stadium. Lazio moved in from Stadio Nacionale in 1953. r*** moved in 1990 after refurbishing for WC 1990.
 

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Still a search couldn't find a confirmation URL, but a site which bashes US football stadium building with public money. Quite funny:

Top 10 Dumbest Reasons to Build a New Stadium
(all quotes guaranteed 100% true)

10. SHAKESPEARE NEVER WON THE SUPER BOWL: Cleveland Browns owner Art Modell, who moved his team to Baltimore in exchange for a new stadium built entirely at public expense, told reporters that "The pride and presence of a professional football team is more important than 30 libraries."

9. THIS TIME, WE MEAN IT: San Francisco Giants owner Bob Lurie announced before a 1987 stadium referendum that it was the "last hope" of keeping the team from moving. He said the same thing before similar referenda in 1988 and 1992. He ultimately sold the team in 1993 to local owner Peter Magowan, who kept it in the city. HONORABLE MENTION: Houston Astros owner Drayton McLane, for threatening in 1996 to move his team to Virginia, even as that state was rejecting all attempts to build a baseball stadium.

8. IF YOU LOVED ME YOU'D BUY ME A STADIUM: When opponents to a new stadium for the Seattle Mariners tried to delay the project until it could be resubmitted for public vote, the team's ownership announced they were putting the team up for sale and withdrawing from the construction project. "Reluctantly, after more than three years of work toward fulfilling the dream of thousands of fans," the owners declared, "the Baseball Club of Seattle has concluded that there is insufficient political leadership in King County to complete the ballpark project in 1999." A week later, a deal was brokered to build the stadium, and extend an extra $94 million in subsidies from the city, county, and stadium agency.

7. THINK OF THE MARKETING POSSIBILITIES: In the final season of play at Comiskey Park in Chicago in 1991, the White Sox offered fans the opportunity to order bricks from the soon-to-be demolished stadium, take part in a $1,700 fantasy camp at the stadium for a "lifetime of memories," or enter the True Value Hardware and Dodge sweepstakes for a chance to win a new van and be the person to turn out the lights for the last time at the historic ballpark.

6. WASTE IS A TERRIBLE THING TO MIND: When the Miami Heat wanted a new arena, they hired political campaign manager Mike Murphy, who designed a series of TV commercials featuring the line, "Some politicians want to kill the new waterfront park, and keep the tourist money for their wasteful spending!" Thanks in part to the ads, Miami voted to build their second basketball arena in a decade -- because the old one had too few luxury suites.

5. IT'S GOD'S WILL: "The guy upstairs must've really wanted this to happen!" San Francisco 49ers president Carmen Policy exclaimed after voters approved a stadium-building referendum. It was the 49ers, though, and not divine intervention that spent $2 million -- $33 per yes vote -- assuring a victory.

4. IT'LL EVEN HAVE A CD PLAYER: Then-baseball commisioner Fay Vincent, giving his support for the destruction of historic Comiskey Park in Chicago, said that the oldest stadium in the country was like "an old car. You have fond memories but the new one is nicer."

3. THE SKY IS FALLING: Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen demanded a new publicly funded stadium for his football team in 1996 because, he said, their current home of Mile High Stadium was literally falling down. "This is a serious, serious question," said Bowlen. "Where do we play in 1998 or 1999 if that stadium is condemned?" They will play, it turns out, in Mile High -- which an engineering study found could "last indefinitely" if properly maintained. HONORABLE MENTION: San Francisco 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo, Chicago White Sox owners Jerry Reinsdorf and Eddie Einhorn, and former Detroit Tigers owner Tom Monaghan, all of whom made similar claims about their structurally sound stadiums.

2. A MILLION HERE, A MILLION THERE...: In full-page newspaper ads in 1990, Cleveland's Central Market Gateway Project promised that a new sports complex would generate "$15 million a year for schools for our children." Instead, the Cleveland Teachers Union has calculated, tax breaks given to the project have drained $3.5 million a year from the Cleveland school system, which is now in receivership.

And the number one dumbest reason given for building a sports stadium with public money...

1. IT'S THE CURE FOR CANCER: In the weeks before a legislative vote on a new stadium, the Minnesota Twins ran a TV commercial featuring a ballplayer visiting a boy in the hospital. A voiceover announced, "If the Twins leave Minnesota, an 8-year-old from Willmar undergoing chemotherapy will never get a visit from Marty Cordova." It later turned out that the boy had already died by the time the commercial aired. Oops.
 
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