NAPOLI TO STAY AT SAN PAOLO

Napoli will remain at the Stadio San Paolo after a deal to renovate the venue was agreed with the local council.

The Serie A side’s club president Aurelio De Laurentiis began talks with Naples council, owners of the stadium, months ago about improving the facility which was last restored before the 1990 FIFA World Cup.

The Azzurri also attempted to purchase the stadium outright, with De Laurentiis having threatened to move the club into a nearby town if a deal was not reached.

"We reached an agreement, there will be a bilateral commission set up by the Naples Council and Napoli football club, but we have already found the solution which will be innovative,” De Laurentiis said.

"Napoli will have the rights to ownership of the stadium and the adjacent zones, giving everything we need to make it to the maximum level of European standards.”

Napoli have called the 60,000-capacity Stadio San Paolo home since moving there in 1959.

Posted on 04/10/2013