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Volume 6 No. 212
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Lazio President Lotito Calls For Changes To Italian Stadium Ownership Laws

Serie A Lazio President Claudio Lotito "has hit out at current legislation, claiming that Italian clubs need to start owning their own stadiums," according to FOOTBALL ITALIA. Lazio shares its current home ground with rivals Roma, and of the top clubs in Serie A, "only Juventus own, and reap the rewards," of its home ground. The capital club's president has insisted that "if teams on the peninsula are to challenge in Europe, that needs to change." Lotito said, "There are too many constraints, and I cannot see a way out. We are not talking about shortening the rules, but to put Italian teams in a position where they can challenge in Europe. We need to eliminate this shameful bureaucracy" (FOOTBALL ITALIA, 5/7).