Roma announce plans for new Colosseum-style 60,000-seater stadium

Mattia Destro (L) with his teammates of AS Roma celebrates after scoring the second team's goal during the Serie A match against Udinese on March 17, 2014
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Roma unveil plans to build a reported £250m new 60,000-seater stadium on the outskirts of the Italian capital.

Serie A side Roma have announced plans to build a new 60,000-seater stadium inspired by the Colosseum.

The privately-financed ground, which has temporarily been named 'Stadio della Roma', is expected to hold 52,000 seats, but will be expanded for major football matches.

In a presentation on Wednesday, club president James Pallotta said: "Our future home is going to frighten our opponents. I would not want to be in their shoes."

Reports in Italy have claimed that the stadium, which is expected to be completed by the 2016-17 season on the outskirts of the Italian capital, will cost around £250m.

Francesco Totti of AS Roma looks during the pre-season friendly match between AS Roma and Bursaspor Kulubu on July 21, 2013
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