Carlo Calenda, candidate Mayor of Roma, intervened via its official website to talk about the Roma stadium. These are his words:
“Today the most relevant criteria for choosing the area in which to build it are: 1) to identify a central area already equipped with infrastructures and connected to all the districts of Rome, both by public transport and the road network, 2) to create a smaller facility than the Olimpico, with no other commercial or residential buildings in an area that does not present complexities related to ownership or more or less absurd constraints, to ensure short and certain times. Of the areas discussed in recent months: Ostiense, Tor Vergata, Tor di Quinto and the former Velodrome, not to mention Tor di Valle, none completely corresponds to the aforementioned requirements. Currently the most suitable area is certainly the one located near the Tiburtina station, in Pietralata. The area is already served by numerous public transport infrastructures: the Tiburtina railway station, from where trains arrive from all over Italy, three lines of the Lazio railways, the underground line B with Quintiliani and Tiburtina stops less than 700 meters away, the Atac and Cotral bus terminus, the suburban bus station and shortly the tram which will be extended from piazzale del Verano. Even by car, the stadium would be easily accessible as it is very close to the A24 and can be reached by taking the brand new internal ring road, via dei Monti Tiburtini or via Tiburtina itself.. Finally, thanks to a pedestrian bridge at Via Livorno / Via Salento, the area could be reached on foot by residents living between Piazza Bologna and the Nomentana ring road. In this quadrant there are two areas where it is possible to build a Stadium“.