Steaua CSA has publicly announced that it has restored the pitch within the Ghencea Sports Centre and claims that Steaua FC can return to the stadium after it pays its debts that surpass RON 2.4 M. “We restored the pitch by planting grass at a cost of approximately RON 8,000 (approximately EUR 2,000) and by having army technicians properly maintaining the pitch. The pitch is currently suited for being played on. The Army’s Sports Club (CSA), the rightful administrator of the Ghencea Sports Centre, a centre that is owned by the state, wants Steaua Bucharest FC to continue playing on the Ghencea stadium. The football team can return to the stadium after it pays its debts that total RON 2,444,462, in line with the commitments it took,” the communiqué issued by Steaua CSA pointed out.
Steaua owner Gigi Becali has so far refused to return to Ghencea, claiming that the rent he had to pay was too high. So far this season Steaua used stadiums in Constanta, Buzau and Cluj for its home games.
Steaua FC remains the best-ranking Romanian club in the International Federation for Football History and Statistics (IFFHS) table. The team is 74th with 139 points. Dinamo is 145th (102.5 pts), FC Vaslui is 162nd (100 pts), Rapid is 166th (99.5 pts) and Gaz Metan Medias is 185th (93 pts). FC Barcelona tops the IFFHS rankings with 331 points, followed by Real Madrid (305 pts) and Manchester United (282 pts).