Before moving to the Stadio Olimpico, Roma and Lazio must surely have considered playing at one of the oldest stadiums around, the legendary Colosseum. Ancient Rome’s home stadium, the ground is in a state of serious disrepair, but remains an icon of Italian sporting history. Ahead of its time Built between 70 and 80 AD, the Colosseum was affectionately known by the Roman Tifosi as “the Flavian”. At its peak, it could hold 80,000 people, mostly all-seated. It was built mainly of travertine stone and held together with iron clamps. It was the first stadium to have numbered exits and stairways for each section, enabling the vast crowd to leave the ground in an orderly fashion. Floated playing surface The playing area is suspended…