Saturday May 30 2020
Cagliari celebrate centenary with stadium news

Cagliari Calcio was founded 100 years ago today, so President Tommaso Giulini celebrates the occasion with new developments on their stadium project.

The coronavirus pandemic has unfortunately cancelled plans to celebrate both the 50th anniversary of their one and only Scudetto – a legendary season you can read about here – and the club’s centenary, as mass gatherings are banned.

“From the first day of the lockdown, we immediately thought about how to transform this centenary into something very positive,” Giulini told Sky Sport Italia.

The Sardinian side was created on May 30, 1920, and special commemorative stamps have been released today.

“We knew that we couldn’t celebrate in the town square with our fans, so thought it wise to accelerate the project for the new stadium in these two-three months.

“I think signing the contracts once and for all sets us on the path towards the construction of a new arena and can be considered a centenary gift for all those around the world who are in love with this club.”

The stadium design has been given to Sportium, but the construction is still many years off.

Nonetheless, Cagliari currently play in the Sardegna Arena, which was put together remarkably quickly in an area close to the Stadio Sant’Elia.

“I think it’s fundamental to gradually reopen the stadiums, first with 20-25 per cent capacity, then 50 per cent, and it’s wonderful to hope that by the end of July, pandemic curve permitting, we could have a small chunk of Italian stadiums open to the public.”

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