The Six Nations Trophy is displayed on the snow-covered field of the Olympic Stadium before the Six Nations rugby union match between Italy and England in Rome - Reuters
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Stadio Olimpico to be Italy home until 2015

Stadio Olimpico to be Italy home until 2015

By Reuters
Last update 01/06/2012 at 02:18 - Published on 01/06/2012 at 02:15
By Reuters - 01/06/2012 at 02:18

Italy will play their Six Nations home matches at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome until 2015.

“The more than 125,000 spectators that on 11 February and 17 March that packed the stands of Rome's Stadio Olimpico to watch the national team represented for the FIR not only an important target reached, but above all a point at which we can build on with the big international events that await Italian rugby over the next three years, beginning with November's Test match against the world champions All Blacks," the Italian Rugby Federation said in a statement.

Italy switched from the smaller Flaminio stadium to the Olimpico for this season's Six Nations and the games against England and Scotland attracted bumper crowds.

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