Diego Armando Maradona Stadium Capacity, Tickets, Seating Plan, Records, Location, Parking

Stadio Diego Armando Maradona (formerly known as Stadio San Paolo) is a stadium in the western suburb of Fuorigrotta in Naples, Italy. It is the fourth largest football stadium in Italy, after the San Siro in Milan, the Stadio Olimpico in Rome and the San Nicola in Bari. For the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, the stadium hosted the soccer preliminaries.

Currently it is used mainly for football matches and is the home stadium of S.S.C. Naples. Built in 1959, the stadium was completely renovated in 1989 for the 1990 World Cup and again in 2018. The stadium currently seats 60,240, but in the past with terraced sections, the stadium held close to 90,000 .

Built In:1948–1959
Capacity:54,726
Home Teams:Napoli
Ground Size:110 m × 68 m

Diego Armando Maradona Stadium History

Although Napoli was in Serie A C1 during the 2005-06 season, Napoli achieved the feat of having the third-highest average home attendance in Italy during the season, with only two Serie A clubs, Milan and Internazionale, with higher attendances. . Napoli’s final game of the season drew a crowd of 51,000, now an all-time Serie C record.

The stadium also hosted Italy’s Euro 2008 qualifying match against Lithuania on 2 September 2006.

The opening ceremony of the 2019 Summer Universiade.

The stadium was renovated in preparation for the 2019 Summer Universiade; this included replacing the metal fencing with glass barriers and replacing the seats. This means that the capacity of the stadium was reduced from 60,240 to 54,726. The stadium hosted the opening ceremony and the athletics event.

Following the death of former Napoli player Diego Maradona on 25 November 2020, the city’s mayor Luigi de Magistris, and Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis proposed to rename the stadium “Stadio Diego Armando Maradona”, and on December 4, 2020, the city approved the proposal. Council.

Stadium Capacity

Diego Armando Maradona Stadium has a seating capacity of 54,726.

Diego Armando Maradona Stadium Seating Plan

Diego Armando Maradona Stadium Seating Plan
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Notable Events & Records

Events

1990 FIFA World Cup

The stadium was one of the venues for the 1990 FIFA World Cup and hosted five matches. The first two were Argentina’s Group B matches: the first was against the Soviet Union on June 13 winning 2-0, and the second was against Romania on June 18 which ended in a 1-1 draw. The next two were Cameroon matches: the first was a round-of-16 matches against Colombia on June 23 winning 2-1 after extra time, and the second was a quarter-final match against England on July 1 losing 3- 2 in extra time.

The fifth and last was the semifinal between Argentina and Italy on July 3. Argentine superstar Diego Maradona, who played for the Italian first-division team Napoli and was a hero to his supporters, asked Napoli fans to cheer for Argentina. The Napoli Tifosi responded by hanging a giant flag on the “curve” of the stadium that read “Maradona, Napoli loves you, but Italy is our homeland.” Maradona later said that he was touched that Napoli was the only stadium during that World Cup where the Argentine national anthem was not booed. The match ended 1-1 after extra time. A penalty shootout followed, with Maradona fittingly scoring the winning penalty for Argentina.

Record

90,736 (Napoli vs. Juventus, 15 December 1974)

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Azan Haider is Editor and author at Football Arroyo.

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