Italian Serie A football club Cagliari has selected Costim Group as the general contractor for its planned new stadium.

Costim will support Cagliari as an industrial and construction partner for the new stadium, which the club says has now reached a “particularly significant” stage. Costim was selected following a selection process that considered a large number of potential partners.

Cagliari said the involvement of Costim represents a key step in the broader development of the project from a strategic and operational perspective. Costim will work closely with the club and Sportium, which was appointed last year to deliver the final design for the stadium.

Sportium is a company owned by Progetto CMR, iDeas and B&L Real Estate. Manica Architecture will lead the design work for the new stadium, which will have a capacity of around 25,000, expandable to 30,000.

Cagliari is hoping to start work on its new stadium by 2022, with construction set to take two years. Cagliari has been playing at the temporary Sardegna Arena since the 2017-18 season after the Stadio Sant’Elia was closed with a view to being demolished and completely rebuilt.

Costim, will oversee the construction of the stadium with support from general contractor specialist Percassi, facility management operator Gualini and building solutions firm Elmet.

In July last year, Cagliari partnered with Istituto per il Credito Sportivo to aid the financing of its stadium project. The Istituto operates in the credit sector for sport and culture projects and carries out consultancy work for public and private developments. It was appointed to attract investment to the Cagliari project, which includes the stadium and associated development of the surrounding area.

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