Rumors have been swirling around regarding Napoli’s plan to potentially build a new stadium.
Their current home stadium, the Stadio San Paolo, was opened in 1959 and has undergone renovations in 1990 and this past year.
Club president Aurelio De Laurentiis felt the need to release the following official statement:
“For some time, there has been speculation from certain quarters of the media surrounding the possible location for Napoli’s next stadium and training base, despite there being no proof to back this up. I would, therefore, like to make a few things clear.
1. The future stadium will not necessarily be located on the site of the current training ground in Castel Volturno.
2. The club has spoken many times with the Mayor of Melito Antonio Amente. Given that a site of around 100 hectares is necessary for the project, this is the location that has been identified as a possibility. A range of different solutions can be considered for this site.
3. Dialogue is ongoing with the Mayor of Castel Volturno around the possibility of building eight football pitches with associated facilities along the Regi Lagni.
4. The Coppola Group has suggested making a large expanse of land available where it would be possible to build both the stadium and the training ground.
We are analysing each of these four options, evaluating their viability and timescales with regards to all residents of Naples and Campania.”