CORRIERE DELLA SERA – The Flaminio stadium reanimation begins thanks to the green light that CONI and the Municipality of Rome gave to the (FIR) Italian Rugby Federation. The FIR will stop the destruction on the work branded Nervi thanks to a commitment of €15 million that the sports and non-sports institutions committed to rake within a month.
The Assessor to Sport of the Municipality of Rome, Daniele Frongia, has filed an application for the tender “Keeping it Modern” of the Getty Foundation, a foundation based in Los Angeles that will finance projects aimed at maintaining the modern architectural heritage. The outcome of the announcement is expected later this month and, according to rumors, CONI and FIR-estimated that approximately € 15 million will be collected, while the rest of the expenses will be covered by sponsors. The facility will be devoted to women’s rugby, youth teams, and to Seven, an Olympic discipline. Instead, the Italian national team of rugby, that needs a 50,000-seat stadium, will keep playing at the Olimpico stadium of Rome even if the most famous European competition began at the Flaminio stadium in 2000. The FIR will also base its federal headquarters at the stadium to have a permanent presence able to guarantee the proper management of the facility.