Tuesday June 25 2013
Cagliari return to Stadio Sant'Elia?

Cagliari have decided on a return to the Stadio Sant’Elia, but first have to get it back up to code.

The club used to play at the Sant’Elia before abandoning it in 2012 due to a row with the local council over who would pay for restructuring work.

Cagliari built their own stadium, the Is Arenas, which had numerous security problems, failed checks repeatedly and is now due to be torn down.

President Massimo Cellino even went to prison for a short period during the investigation into is construction.

The Sardinians registered the Stadio Nereo Rocco in Trieste as their ‘home’ venue for the 2013-14 season, which they will share with Udinese while the Stadio Friuli undergoes reconstruction work.

However, this evening it emerged that Cagliari are in talks to come back to the Stadio Sant’Elia, which will see them return to playing their football in Sardinia.

“The only condition is the safety of the stadium,” explained Lega Serie A director general Marco Brunelli.

“We also reaffirmed the club can change the stadium it registered with in pre-season. What really is impossible is to take it game by game the way they did last season with the Is Arenas.”