Rome city mayor, Walter Veltroni, presented a 60 million project for a sports complex to be built by 2008 at the Rome University campus at Tor Vergata, on the southern outskirts of the city. The project includes one outdoor and three indoor swimming pools, facilities for basketball and volleyball and seating for up to 8,000 spectators. It is hoped that the project will enable Rome to become a candidate for the world swimming championships in 2009.