Boston’s Jim Pallotta celebrates new stadium in Rome

AS Roma President Jim Pallotta, Grupo ParsItalia CEO Luca Parnasi, and newly-appointed AS Roma CEO Italo Zanzi toast the team’s announcement for the construction of a new 55,000 to 60,000-seat stadium in Rome, Italy, to be completed in time for the 2016-2017 season.
AS Roma President Jim Pallotta, Grupo ParsItalia CEO Luca Parnasi, and newly-appointed AS Roma CEO Italo Zanzi toast the team’s announcement for the construction of a new 55,000 to 60,000-seat stadium in Rome, Italy, to be completed in time for the 2016-2017 season. Credit:

Boston businessman Jim Pallotta (near right) of the Raptor Group has been in Florida this week with his Italian soccer team, AS Roma. He announced on Sunday that there will be a new stadium built in Rome for the team, which has been sharing the Stadio Olimpico with its Italian league competitor. Pallotta became majority owner of the AS Roma last year. He made the big announcement (while holding some bubbly) with AS Roma CEO Italo Zanzi (far right) and Luca Parnasi, CEO of the Italian real estate firm Grupo ParsItalia. The new stadium will be ready by the 2016 season.

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