Founded in 1927, Roma was formed with the merge of three older Italian Football Championship clubs Roman FC, SS Alba-Audace and fortituda-Pro Roma SGS. The purpose of the merge was to give the Italian capital a strong club to rival the more dominant Northern Italian clubs. Home games are currently played at the Stadio Olimpico and is shared with city rivials Lazio. The stdium is the second biggets in Italy holding 72,000 fans and supporters. A new stadium called Stadio della Roma is under way for the club team and is dues to be finished in 2016.