Pallotta speaks at “Leaders in Sport” Convention

Roma president James Pallotta spoke at the Leaders in Sport Convention in London today:

“Why did I choose to invest in Roma? It’s fucking Rome! We have one of the most passionate fan bases. All they want is transparency and honesty. The team? The average duration of the contracts of our players is 3 and a half years, we do not want to send away our players. The Stadio della Roma? A spectacular area. We’ve been working on it for four years, we got the ‘ok’ six weeks ago. The stadium has 60,000 seats could accommodate the holy war between Notre Dame and and Boston College, and the Pope could flip the coin. It will be open in two years, we would like if there were NFL, NBA, sometimes calcio competitions. I’m excited about how this will change the dynamics and bring Rome to a higher level.”

The Editor of, John has been covering Italian football as a freelance journalist for over 10 years and has appeared in various publications including,, and ESPN.