Cagliari cancel stadium contract

Cagliari are looking for a new home after cancelling their contract at the Stadio Is Arenas in Quartu Sant'Elena.

Last Updated: 02/04/13 at 18:11 Post Comment

Cagliari have cancelled their contract at the Stadio Is Arenas

Cagliari have cancelled their contract at the Stadio Is Arenas

Free £50 bet

Daily Offers and Promotions, sign up for a free £50 matched bet

The club sent a letter to the authorities in the town on Tuesday morning informing them of the decision to leave their home, which has been dogged by safety problems since opening at the start of the current season.

The stadium could now be dismantled and re-built in another area.

The Rossoblu have been forced to play some games behind closed doors this season after local officials deemed the stadium unsafe, and this morning's announcement is just the latest development in an ongoing saga for the club.

They moved out of their former Stadio Sant'Elia home in March last year, playing the remaining home games of the 2011/12 season at Trieste's Stadio Nereo Rocco, nearly 700 miles away from the Sardinian capital.

Cagliari's struggle against the authorities this season first became apparent when the Lega Serie A ordered the club to host league rivals Roma behind closed doors in September.

Club president Massimo Cellino instead defied the order and invited season-ticket holders to attend regardless, forcing the abandonment of the fixture as Roma were awarded a 3-0 walkover victory.

Following the Roma debacle, a home match against Juventus was moved to Parma's Stadio Ennio Tardini in December.

The Lega then ordered Cagliari to host AC Milan at the Stadio Olimpico in Turin in February, with the Sardinian club successfully appealing against the decision.

On February 14, Cellino was among three men arrested as part of an ongoing investigation into the construction of the stadium, with reports in Italy suggesting the Guardia Forestale were investigating alleged attempted embezzlement and fraudulent misrepresentation surrounding the unfinished stadium.


Click here for completely free £10 bet with Sky Bet & £5 free every week


Free £50 bet

Daily Offers and Promotions, sign up for a free £50 matched bet

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

H

e made his power play to try and get Sheikhy to raise his wages or trade him to PSG. PSG were probably not interested and he is stuck with no cake and no vacation. @Jay_D> Surely you jest about FFP being real, right? All Platini is doing is making billionaries pay measly fines, so he and his cronies can get rich. If a fool can pay 50 mil for David Luiz, he will happily pay some fine to UEFA. FFP has failed as for it to succeed UEFA had to take it...

Synergy
Toure: I am staying with City

G

uess we can expect Toure's explanation of his behaviour around the same time Pete Townshend publishes his book then.

ceeps
Toure: I am staying with City

D

amn you Yaya, don't scare me like that! I only ate the icing. I didn't eat the soft and scrumptious middle - I will buy you another cake!

MCFC87
Toure: I am staying with City

Footer 365

Premier League: Liverpool have signed Dejan Lovren from Southampton

Liverpool have completed the signing of Croatian centre-back Dejan Lovren from Southampton

Premier League: Belgium defender Jan Vertonghen set to remain at Tottenham

Jan Vertonghen says he wants to remain at Spurs and has confirmed he has been offered a new contract to stay at the club

Daniel Agger backs Liverpool to cope without Luis Suarez next season

Liverpool defender Daniel Agger is confident that the departure of Luis Suarez will not affect their title ambitions.

Mail Box

Are Pre-Season Tours Really A Problem?

Are pre-season tours really a problem? Liverpool went to Australia last summer and it didn't prevent them from having a good season. Plus, thoughts on LvG and keepers...

It Isn't Easy Supporting Spurs, You Know

We have a long mail about the travails of supporting Spurs, plus Friday thoughts on Marko Marin, marketing, victory v beauty, travelling and vanishing sprays...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property