The three proposals that are being considered for the development of a new stadium for Cagliari presented their proposals to the Italian Serie A football club yesterday (Wednesday).

In December, Cagliari narrowed down the search for the designer of the stadium to three applications: a joint proposal from J+S One Works, and separate proposals from Sportium and Tractebel.

Cagliari said that yesterday’s presentations demonstrated the three candidates’ skills and experience in engineering, architecture and urban planning, with each proposal featuring strong references to the club’s identity.

Club president Tommaso Giulini said: “Today begins for Cagliari and for the city a crazy path that will take us to our creation. The three projects are very different from each other and this seems to me to be the most important thing in the choice we will have to make.”

Mayor of Cagliari Massimo Zedda added: “The new stadium will be the home of our team, other sports, music and leisure. It will be another opportunity for growth, for work, for the Sant’Elia district and for the city … (It will be a) system for the fans, a living place every day of the year, a valuable architectural object for Cagliari and Sardinia.”

The three proposals were whittled down from a list of 25 applications from national and international firms. The new stadium will be built on the site of Cagliari’s current ground, Stadio Sant’Elia.

The club is currently playing its home matches at a 16,000-seat temporary venue, the Sardegna Arena. Construction work on the new stadium is due for completion in two years’ time.

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