Tuesday April 30 2013
FIGC pass Cagliari stadium rule

The FIGC has passed a new rule banning clubs from entering Serie A if they don’t have a stadium, a response to the Cagliari Is Arenas saga.

“Registration will be possible only if the stadium used by each club is clear and defined, therefore avoiding the complicated situations that affected us this season,” said Federation President Giancarlo Abete.

This season Cagliari started out with the new Is Arenas, which was built over the summer and repeatedly failed security checks.

Despite restructuring work, the stadium was still not considered suitable for a Serie A match and now the Sardinians are playing their home games at the Stadio Nereo Rocco in Trieste.

The new rule is for the 2013-14 campaign and is a new addition to the existing boxes that must be ticked in order to be allowed into the League.

Clubs must also be fully paid up on wages, taxes and contributions with relatively balanced budgets.

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