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20 August 2019 | in Summer FISU World University Games

Revitalised San Paulo Stadium ready for SSC Napoli’s home opener

In addition to being the competition home for the athletics competitions of the Napoli 2019 Summer Universiade, San Paolo Stadium hosted the event's spectacular opening and closing ceremonies

With a final tweak to the sportgoer experience, the restyling of San Paolo Stadium from the Napoli 2019 Summer Universiade to the home of the Italian professional football club SSC Napoli is ready for kick-off.


The placement of the remaining seats – about 5,000 out of 54,000 – in the lower level curve completed the restyling of San Paolo Stadium. As the final piece, the stadium in Napoli’s Fuorigrotta neighborhood now is officially ready to leave a lasting mark on the community long after Universiade-time.


“We are proud to have given the city, its football team and its audience a stadium that lives up to other international venues,” said Commissioner Basile. “We followed the restyling process with great interest, which shows the importance of this venue, both in the sports domain and in the hearts of the people of Naples. Without a doubt, Neapolitans will be able to take care of this great legacy of the Universiade”.


In the Neapolitan suburb of Scampia, additional seats from San Paolo Stadium were part of the newly upgraded Landieri Stadium.


Twenty-two million euros have been invested by Campania Region to refurbish San Paolo Stadium for the Napoli 2019 Universiade. Beside seats replacement, the refurbishment work included construction of a new athletic track, creation of a new audio-video system, illumination system, and the renovation of the restroom facilities.


The renovation of the locker rooms and the video surveillance system is still underway, and is done in accordance to the original planning procedure, and will be ready for the first home match of the Napoli team for the upcoming football championship, when SSC Napoli hosts Sampdoria in their revitalized home pitch and stadium grounds.

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