Despite considerable repair work being undertaken on the stadium, it seems unlikely the venue will be ready on time.
ANSA report that the Municipal Commission visited the stadium this week, with the club’s hope to ensure approval for hosting 5,000 supporters within the ground.
However, it was found that during the survey, which lasted a number of hours, that work was still needed on the ground before the Isolani would be able to use it again.
The match will, therefore, be played at Trieste’s Stadio Nereo Rocco as Cagliari’s official provider are already selling tickets for that venue.
Cagliari have been trying to move back into their stadium, which was used for the World Cup in 1990, after their plans to use the Is Arenas, in nearby Quartu Sant’Elena collapsed over the summer.
Considerable repair work was needed on the Stadio Sant’Elia, however, with the club playing again in Trieste as they wait for it to be completed.