The Stadio Flaminio
is a stadium in Rome
. It lies along the Via Flaminia
, three kilometres northwest of the city centre, 300 metres away from the Parco di Villa Glori.
The interior spaces include a covered swimming pool
, rooms for fencing
, amateur wrestling
It was the home of Italy rugby union national team
in its Six Nations
tournament home matches. Stadio Flaminio is also the home of Atletico Roma F.C.
, an association football team playing in Lega Pro Prima Divisione
. With a capacity of 32,000 (8,000 covered), it is the smallest of the Six Nations stadiums. It is no longer considered big enough for the Italian national team and there are frequent reports that the national team will be moving to Genoa
or to the Stadio Olimpico di Roma
. This change was confirmed with the Italian Federation becoming upset at broken promises of renovations, the final decision was a move to Stadio Artemio Franchi
Designed by Pier Luigi Nervi
and Antonio Nervi, the stadium was built in July 1957, on the site of the previous Stadio Nazionale PNF
. It was mostly devoted to football
matches and served as the venue for the football
final in the 1960 Summer Olympics
The stadium was originally slated to become the home of Praetorians Roma, a newly-formed team that would be one of Italy's two representatives in the Magners...