An artist’s rendering shows the new stadium, to be build on the outskirts of the capital. (AP Photo/AS Roma)
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AS Roma had double cause for celebration Wednesday after qualifying for the last 16 of the Champions League the night before and getting the green light to build their new stadium.The 55,000-capacity stadium will be built in the Tor di Valle area in the south of the city and Roma hope to move in for the 2020-21 season.Roma first unveiled the project for the stadium in March 2014, although the search for a suitable site had begun two years earlier.Like most Italian clubs, AS Roma are currently tenants in their stadium, sharing the Stadio Olimpico with neighbors Lazio.Chelsea and Atletico Madrid had been expected to qualify but instead it was Roma who joined the English Premier League side in the last 16 .
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