Cagliari’s Mayor gave the all-clear for the game with Juventus at the Is Arenas, but it came too late and the tie has been confirmed for the Tardini in Parma.
It was announced today that Friday’s Serie A match will be played at the neutral venue of the Stadio Tardini in Parma after the local Cagliari council refused to grant the Is Arenas a temporary safety certificate.
However, this evening Mayor Mauro Contini signed a special order allowing the game to go ahead at the Is Arenas.
The two clubs and the Lega Calcio were in negotiations to move the match back to Cagliari, but it has now been confirmed it’s too late to change again.
Construction work continues on the troubled stadium, which failed security checks and saw several games played behind closed doors.
It had seemed as if the problems were sorted out, with full crowds allowed into the Is Arenas over the last few weeks.
Cagliari had already sold 15,000 tickets for the big match when told it would be played in Parma instead.