Roma's James Pallotta wants to host NFL, other U.S. sports at new venue

Oct 13, 2014 949

Wembley Stadium faces a threat to its status as the NFL's go-to stadium for matches abroad after Roma president James Pallotta declared his desire for Roma's new stadium to host NFL and NBA matches.

The Stadio della Roma, based on the Tor di Valle site, will help turn the Italian club into "a content company globally," which is Pallotta's long-term goal.

"We're excited about how this changes the dynamics of what we're trying to do in Rome, and hopefully it will open up for the 2017 season," he told delegates at the Leaders Sports Business Summit at Stamford Bridge.

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