|CHAMPIONS LEAGUE - The Colosseum stage for Soccer - "Stop the slaughter"|
Martin G. Conde
The protests of archaeologists to the proposal to transform the monument in Rome as a sports arena. LA REPUBBLICA ed. ROMA (03.05.2009) [Online edition].
"It is nonsense!!! Prof. Adriano La Regina - also to bring new visitors to that area is a safety hazard." And Prof. Andrea Carandini, "I hope that the mayor Alemanno rethinks this. It is a cultural event even covertly, and inappropriate for a historical site."
"The monument - says the director of the Coliseum,[Dott.ssa]Rossella Rea - faced numerous constraints. One of which prohibits any form of advertising. And no exemption has never been granted in the square." Not even the Bank of Rome was able to advertise its brand when it contributed to the restoration of the facade."