AS Roma Takes to the Field at Disney for Winter Training

Filed in: ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

Italian Soccer Team Announces Schedule with Press Conference, High School Player Clinic and VIP Fan Experience, December 29, 2012 – January 1, 2013

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (Dec. 12, 2013) – AS Roma, one of the world’s most storied and celebrated soccer teams, arrive at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex for the club’s inaugural winter training, December 29, 2012 through January 1, 2013. As part of a six-year partnership with Disney, the three-time Italian Serie A champions hold training sessions open to the public, in conjunction with Disney’s Soccer Showcase, the premier youth soccer tournament for college recruitment in the United States. All training sessions are open to the public with paid admission to the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex; daily admission is $16.00 (ages 10 & older), $11.00 (ages 3-9).


In addition to a practice session on Saturday, December 29, 2012, the team will hold a press conference and clinic with high school athletes participating in the Disney Soccer Showcase. This will be the best day for press to attend to shoot b-roll of the practice session and high school clinic, as well as interviews with players, including international superstars Francesco Totti, Daniele De Rossi, and U.S. National Team member Michael Bradley. Please contact Amelia Sutton/Jake Schuster at [] for media passes/credentials to gain field access.

A complete schedule of AS Roma’s Winter Training at Walt Disney World Resort follows.


Saturday, December 29, 2012 at Fields 7 & 9

  • Training Session, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Open to Public/Press: Watch from the sidelines as some of the world’s best soccer players train and run drills.

  • Press Conference, 1:00-1:30 PM

Open to Press: Go one-on-one with top players like Totti, De Rossi and Bradley, as well as Roma’s head coach Zdenek Zeman; photo opportunities with Disney’s Soccer Mickey Mouse.

  • Disney Showcase Clinic, 1:30-2:00 PM

Open to Press: See Roma players interact with some of America’s top high school players from Orlando’s FC America (Girls) and Atlanta’s Concorde Fire Soccer Club (Boys) in a 30-minute clinic packed with drills, penalty kicks and more.

Sunday, December 30, 2012 at Fields 7 & 9

  • Training Session, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Open to Public/Press

  • Training Session, 4:00-6:00 PM

Open to Public/Press                     

Monday, December 31, 2012 at Fields 7 & 9

  • Training Session, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Open to Public/Press

  • VIP Fan Experience, 1:00-2:00 PM

Open to Public/Press: Meet and greet with Roma’s players and coaches for autographs and photographs. Space is limited. To purchase VIP passes for $99/person which includes admission to ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, please visit

Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at Fields 10 & 11

  • Training Session, 4:00-6:00 PM

Open to Public/Press

WHERE:                               ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

Walt Disney World Resort

700 South Victory Way, Kissimmee, FL

FOR MORE INFORMATION:               

Official Website for AS Roma  (English)  (Italian)

Official Website for AS Roma Winter Training Camp