MEIS – A PERKINS EASTMAN STUDIO
The 52,500 seat Stadio della Roma will be amongst the world’s most state-of-the-art football stadiums. With a focus on both intimacy and “home pitch advantage”, the design integrates one of international football’s most tightly organized seating bowls with world-class amenities and technology to rival the best new stadiums in all of professional sports.
Intended to evoke one of Rome’s most beloved and iconic landmarks, the Colosseum, the design incorporates an ultra-modern, steel and glass stadium, wrapped in a stone “scrim.” This scrim, a floating stone screen that envelops the stadium, is a dynamic contemporary interpretation of the stone arches of the famous arena. A translucent glass and teflon coated fabric canopy protects the entire seating bowl from the elements.
Stadio della Roma will anchor a 365-day-a-year destination of shops, restaurants, and bars, including a Nike Superstore and an interactive AS Roma Hall of Fame. Situated just north of the stadium will be a state-of-the-art training and wellness facility dedicated to AS Roma’s first team training. In addition to two full-size and one half-size training pitches, the center will employ the latest and most sophisticated training technology and equipment.