AS Roma

15 June 2020 - 3:01 PM


PA Images | AS Roma's American owner, James Pallotta, has struggled the past six to seven years with getting permission to build a new stadium but never been able to achieve permission from the local municipality. 

Third-party owned stadiums standing in the way of Italian clubs' growth

  • Just three out of 20 Serie A clubs own their stadiums, driving an increasing gap between the Italian top flight and the rest of Europe's major leagues.
  • As most venues are municipality-owned, local bureaucracy and political infighting make it difficult for clubs to get planning permission for modernisation or building new venues.
  • Clubs need to start investing in infrastructure rather than starting over again every year through the transfer market, according to KPMG.

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