Cagliari Calcio continues in its future planning with increasing confidence, having confirmed the inking of a deal, signed May 18th 2020, with Sportium for the commission of the final design for the Italian Lega Seria A side’s new 25,200-seat stadium.
Despite the enormous crisis the world is going through, including continued uncertainty and with no end in sight, Cagliari Calcio has decided to take another essential step in order to actively promote a new fresh start. After the Guide Plan for the Sant’Elia Stadium was approved in November 2019, the process has been successful: the project was shared with the Region and the Municipality, and it’s been decided to not have any commercial activities on site.
Over the past six months, Monitor Deloitte, a practice strategy of Deloitte Consulting, world leader in consultancy thanks to its network of integrated and complementary companies, has worked to rewrite the Economic and Financial Plan and define the Industrial Plan of the new stadium, aiming to create an exceptional arena, in Italy and worldwide, which will be an example of innovation, sustainability and will contribute to the development of the territory.
Strength of experience
Sportium is a company owned by Progetto CMR, iDeas, B&L Real Estate and supported by Manica Architecture, with solid experience in the design of modern and functional sports arenas, compliant with the best practices at an international level and with an innovative approach to making large events unforgettable. The other two shortlisted projects were presented by Tractebel Engie with Gau Arena and J+S with One Works.
Sustainability, innovation and Sardinian identity; these are the values that Cagliari Calcio has promoted throughout this ambitious adventure to be delivered by Sportium, which represents the first, strong step in the new red and blue era.
The Centenary of the Club will be celebrated on 30th May, an ideal opportunity to make a link to the past and look forward to the future. The new stadium in Cagliari will be the pride of the whole island and the first real strength of a team capable of representing it in the best way.
A fortress that will intimidate opponents who will come from overseas, an exceptional location where the team will find a powerful boost, in total harmony with the spirit of its proud people. This is the result of brilliant architecture that, by using modern technologies, immediately makes the stadium appear to be an almost impregnable fortress.
Next steps to deliver a fortress for Calcio
The agreement certifies a process started in 2015 with the first feasibility study. On 10 September 2017, the Sardinia Arena opened its doors, after 127 days of prodigious work: a great result for a stadium appreciated by the whole world of football as an ideal place in the intermediate phase of the journey.
In 2019, there have been two other decisive moments: in March, the declaration of public interest on the preliminary project by the Municipality of Cagliari, in November, the approval of the Guide Plan for Sant’Elia. These are fundamental steps to continue the assessments that will lead to the drafting of the final project, in June.
In 2021, there will be a public tender for the assignment of the concession for the construction and the presentation of the executive project. From the start of construction, the duration of the works is estimated to take two years.
Source & image, courtesy: Cagliari Calcio
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