Cagliari Calcio has identified Sportium as the winning consortium for the design of their new home for the red and blue supporters. The other two competition entries were presented by Tractebel Engie with Gau Arena and J + S with One Works. Sportium is an italian based consortium of partners including Projetto CMR, iDeas, B & L Real Estate and MANICA Architecture.
From the very early stages of the decision-making process, the club has wanted to involve in the choice all stakeholders including the various civic institutions, fans and media. The final three projects, selected out of 25 international proposals, were shown in a conference - and then exhibited at Sardegna Arena. The exhibition, open to the public from the 1st to the 9th of March, was a true success with over 5,000 people including those who preferred to fill out a specific online questionnaire. Through a series of quantitative and qualitative questions it was possible to gather the opinions of the fans on all three stadium concepts. Sportium's concept not only won the public approval, but it is the singular stadium concept that passed the in-depth analysis of all applicable technical parameters and environmental impact assessments.
A new concept for the realization of the final project will be completed by the end of 2018.