Today the second meeting of the public debate on the Roma stadium project in Pietralata.
The second round took place at the former slaughterhouse in Piazza Giustiniani 4 in Rome and saw the presence of a few dozen citizens, including those who went in person and those who watched online.
The theme of today’s debate was the following: “The project of the new multifunctional stadium and its sporting, economic and social implications”, a sort of last appetizer before the next meetings, which will delve deeply into the hottest and most controversial issues of the project, such as mobility, infrastructure and greenery.
STADIUM IN PIETRALATA, THE SECOND DEBATE – Representing Roma, the lawyer was present. Alessandro Botto (Legance law firm) e Silvia Prandelli, Senior Principal of the Milan office of Populous, the American studio that Roma relied on for the design of the new stadium. Just to clarify, Populous is also responsible for designing the new stadium Milanto modernize the Ferraris in Genoa and signed the project for the stadium Tottenham, as well as other stadiums around the world: “We want to create an inclusive area, free of architectural barriers, a place that can be lived in all week and which will bring economic benefits to a densely inhabited neighbourhood, Pietralata. The proponent’s idea – he continued Prandelli in the incipit of his initial speech – is to inaugurate the stadium for 2027, for the club’s centenary. The stadiums we have built recently have been built in very populated contexts. A modern stadium is extremely sustainable, and by sustainable we mean both on an environmental, economic and social level.”
In illustrating the example of the Tottenham stadium, some images of the big men were shown Cafe in underneath the Curva, to refresh the fans, of market open all week and of mini brewery (inside the stadium) where beer is produced.
Everything okay, then? Absolutely not. The preliminary project has received the approval of the Capitoline Assembly but, shortly, Roma will have to present the definitive project, which will have to respond to a series of requirements and reassure some citizens, especially residents near where the stadium would be built, worried that a This kind of work could upset the neighborhood.
THE DOUBTS OF SOME CITIZENS – In particular, the doubts that emerged in today’s session can be summarized as the fear for the traffic and in the possibility that many more people than expected will want to go by car to the stadium, without taking public transportflooding the area, and rapidly exhausting the parking lots expected. There are also those who wonder who will pay for the necessary infrastructure and this is a topic that will be explored further in the next meetings but the definitive answer will only be available at the time of stipulation of the agreementwhich is nothing other than a contract between the Public Administration and a private individual and, therefore, in the specific case, the contract that, if necessary, will be stipulated between Rome and the Public Administration, in which all the works and who will finance them must be specified exactly what.
A focal point, raised only marginally today, it will also be the coexistence of the new stadium with the nearby Pertini hospital, whose ambulances must be guaranteed easy access to the hospital.
THE CALENDAR OF MEETINGS AND HOW TO PARTICIPATE – This is the calendar of meetings and the topics covered in each. You can also participate online via the official website www.dpstadioroma.it. The participation of as many people as possible (for or against the project) is fundamental because it is the only moment in which, in concrete terms, citizens can influence the project of the new Roma stadium.
Monday 25 September, from 5pm to 8pm, CTE Rome – House of Emerging Technologies of Rome Capital, Piazzale della Stazione Tiburtina
Workshop: The stadium, ancillary works and infrastructures
Registrations: starting from 19 September at 12.00 and until 25 September at 12.00
Monday 2 October, from 5pm to 8pm, Moby Dick – Cultural Hub Library of DisCo Lazio, Via Edgardo Ferrati, 3 Garbatella
Workshop: The effects of the project on the city of Rome and on mobility strategies
Registrations: starting from 26 September at 12.00 and until 2 October at 12.00
Monday 9 Octoberfrom 5pm to 8pm, CTE Rome – House of Emerging Technologies of Rome Capital, Piazzale della Stazione Tiburtina
Workshop: The relationships between the stadium and the Pietralata quadrant
Registrations: starting from 3 October at 12.00 and until 9 October at 12.00
Monday 30 October, from 5pm to 8pm, Roman Aquarium Monumental Complex, via Manfredo Fanti 47, Esquilino
Final meeting: First evaluations on issues and themes that emerged during the PD.
Registrations: starting from 24 October at 12.00 and until 30 October at 12.00