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Cagliari Calcio is an Italian football club based in Cagliari, Sardinia. The club was formed in 1920 and currently plays in Serie A, having spent recent years in Serie A and Serie B.Team Members Show Thumbs Cutouts Renders
They won their only scudetto in 1970, when they were led by Italian national team's all-time leading scorer, Gigi Riva. The triumph was also the first by a club from south of Rome. Cagliari's colours are blue and red. The club's stadium is the 5,000 seater (expected to be 16,000 after the current renovation) Stadio Sant'Elia in Cagliari. During the 2012–13 season, however, the team temporarily played their home games at the Stadio Is Arenas, in Quartu Sant'Elena.
The club's best European performance was in the 1993–94 UEFA Cup, losing in the semi-finals to Inter Milan.
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Stadio Comunale Sant'Elia is a football stadium in Cagliari, Italy. It is best known for having been the home of Cagliari Calcio. It hosted three matches during the 1990 FIFA World Cup. The stadium will have a capacity of 16,000 after renovation.
Its construction began in 1970, following Cagliari Calcio's first and so far only Scudetto, thus taking the place of the old Amsicora Stadium.
The stadium could accommodate up to about 60,000 spectators (the record attendance being approximately 70,000, was recorded against Saint Etienne). The stadium subsequently underwent major changes and restructuring for the 1990 FIFA World Cup. The maximum capacity of Sant'Elia was reduced to 39,905 spectators.
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The Sant'Elia was also used for sporting events outside football such as the Terra Sarda athletics meet.
Before the 2002–03 season, also due to the reduced number of fans following the poor form of the team, long reduced to yo-yoing between Serie A and B, the stadium was restructured again. Over the athletics track, a new stand was built, behind the goals so as to reduce the distance between the terrace and the playing field, with the central terraces remaining intact. The new format of the stadium, which almost halved its maximum capacity to 23,486 seats, came under harsh criticism.
Cagliari Calcio president Massimo Cellino has plans to build a new stadium for the football team to play in, however the council and mayor Emilio Floris refused to give consent for the project to go ahead, despite the fact that Cellino was willing to finance the new stadium himself.
However plans were drawn up, and the draft revealed in September 2007, with Cellino and Cagliari Calcio meeting all expenses. The project provides a stadium with 25,000 seats. The plan declares that construction will commence in August 2009, and is expected to be completed a year later. But late in 2009, Cagliari Calcio proposed a revamped plan for the Karalis Arena, in order to be added to the list of the Euro 2016 candidature. The new stadium will be able to accommodate about 30,000 spectators and will have new Skybox, restaurants and café.
Due to disagreements with the new local administration headed by mayor Massimo Zedda and growing safety concerns regarding the venue, Cagliari left Stadio Sant'Elia in the final weeks of the 2011–12 Serie A season, playing the remaining few home games at Stadio Nereo Rocco, Trieste. For the 2012–13 Serie A season, Cagliari played its home games outside its home city, at Stadio Comunale Is Arenas in Quartu Sant'Elena, thus ultimately putting an end to its long-standing association with Stadio Sant'Elia.
However, Cagliari cancelled their contract at Stadio Is Arenas in April, 2013 after having safety issues with local authorities all season which forced them playing behind closed doors in several matches. It was announced on October 19, 2013 that Cagliari would return to the Stadio Sant’Elia for the remainder of 2013-14 Serie A season.
On August 1, 2014, after a deal with the local council, new Cagliari President Tommaso Giulini announced that Stadio Sant’Elia would be expanded to hold at least 11,650 fans for the 2014-15 Serie A season. The goal is to reach a capacity of 16,000 (or even 18,000) by December 21, 2014 (home match against Juventus).
On October 24, 2014, the Provincial Supervision Committee gave the go-ahead for opening Curva Sud which has a capacity of 4,000 seats. Thus, it is expected that the Stadio Sant’Elia will have a total capacity of 16,000 when Cagliari Calcio take on AC Milan on October 29. Fanart