Napoli go in to the 2018-19 season after a summer of change, most notably Carlo Ancelotti replacing Maurizio Sarri on the bench.
The Partenopei amassed 91 points last season but still weren’t able to pip Juventus to the Scudetto, leading President Aurelio De Laurentiis to turn to one of the world’s most successful Coaches.
The past three seasons have been based around ‘Sarrismo’, Sarri’s trademark style, and it’ll be interesting to see how they react now he and the crucial cog in his machine, Jorginho, have decamped to Chelsea.
Going to a Napoli match at the Stadio San Paolo is an incredible experience. If you have never been, here is everything you need to know for a great time in Naples. Click here for a seating chart of the Stadio San Paolo.
Napoli 2018-19 Fixtures
Saturday Dec 22, 2018 Napoli – SPAL Ferrara – Buy Napoli Tickets
Wednesday Dec 26, 2018 Inter – Napoli – Buy Napoli Tickets
Saturday Dec 29, 2018 Napoli – Bologna – Buy Napoli Tickets
Sunday Feb 3, 2019 Napoli – Sampdoria – Buy Napoli Tickets
Sunday Feb 10, 2019 Fiorentina – Napoli – Buy Napoli Tickets
Sunday Feb 17, 2019 Napoli – Torino – Buy Napoli Tickets
Sunday Feb 24, 2019 Parma – Napoli – Buy Napoli Tickets
Sunday Mar 3, 2019 Napoli – Juventus – Buy Napoli Tickets
Sunday Mar 10, 2019 US Sassuolo – Napoli – Buy Napoli Tickets
Sunday Mar 17, 2019 Napoli – Udinese – Buy Napoli Tickets
Sunday Mar 31, 2019 AS Roma – Napoli – Buy Napoli Tickets
Wednesday Apr 3, 2019 Empoli FC – Napoli – Buy Napoli Tickets
Sunday Apr 7, 2019 Napoli – FC Genoa – Buy Napoli Tickets
Sunday Apr 14, 2019 Chievo – Napoli – Buy Napoli Tickets
Saturday Apr 20, 2019 Napoli – Atalanta – Buy Napoli Tickets
Sunday Apr 28, 2019 Frosinone – Napoli – Buy Napoli Tickets
Sunday May 5, 2019 Napoli – Cagliari – Buy Napoli Tickets
Sunday May 12, 2019 SPAL Ferrara – Napoli – Buy Napoli Tickets
Sunday May 19, 2019 Napoli – Inter – Buy Napoli Tickets
Sunday May 26, 2019 Bologna – Napoli – Buy Napoli Tickets
S.S.C. Napoli is an Italian club based in Naples. The club was founded in 1926 and is the fourth most supported team in the country. The club is nicknamed the Azzurri (The Blues).
The club’s home stadium is the Stadio San paolo, which seats over 60,000 spectators and is regularly filled by the club’s fans.
Napoli has won the Italian Serie A title on two occasions, most recently in 1990. The club has also won 4 Coppa Italias and a UEFA Cup.
Directions To Stadio San Paolo
Stadio San Paolo is in a suburb of Naples called Fuorigrotta, which is to the West of central Naples not far from the water. The stadium itself would be a long 1.5 hour walk from the city center, but it’s quite close to the Campi Flegri subway station.
From central Naples, it’s 7 stops on the FS Metropolitana line in the Bagnoli direction, which is only a 15-minute trip. You’ll be able to see the stadium when you come out of the subway station – and you may even be able to see Mount Vesuvius, too.
Driving Directions to Stadio San Paolo:
From the Piazza Municipio in central Naples, head for the water and take a right on Via Ammiraglio Ferdinando Acton. This road curves to the right with the harbor and becomes Galleria della Vittoria. You’ll then take a right on Via Domenico Morelli, and a quick left on Riviera di Chiaia.
Stay on this road, even as it curves to the left and becomes Via Piedigrotta, then Salita della Grotta, and then Galleria delle 4 Giornate. Just as this road is becoming Via Caio Duilio, you’ll turn right at Via Consalvo. Stay on this road as it curves to the left, and then you’ll take a left onto Via Terracina.
As Via Terracina turns into Via Mario Gigante, you’ll need to turn left to stay on Via Terracina, and then turn left again toward the stadium.
Stadio San Paolo
Stadio San Paolo is home to Napoli and it is considered one of the most significant stadiums in the last twenty five years and it also hosted one of the greatest Serie A players of all time. Home to two 1980’s Serie A titles the grounds has been around since 1959 making this year the fiftieth anniversary of the stadium.
Stadio San Paolo is also among the largest Italian stadiums in total capacity. Seating just over 60,000 people, San Paolo is the third biggest stadium in Serie A and over the years has even reduced their seats. It was one of the key venues selected for the 1990 World Cup and like most great Italian stadiums was remodeled in 1989 making it more comfortable for viewing matches. The stadium reduced around 18,000 seats in total capacity, but despite the significant vacancy of seats it is still considered to be one of the grandest stadiums in the world.
The star player who is worshiped in Stadio San Paolo is who other then Diego Maradona. Maradona played for Napoli in the 1980’s and earned two Serie A titles for the club. Still today the two championships remain Napoli’s only ones, but Maradona is considered a god to the people that inhabit Stadio San Paolo.
Officials have tried to rename the stadium in honor of the Argentine striker, but the city has a rule that no buildings can be named after living legends only dead ones. Also the figure must be deceased for ten years prior to the honor, so that name change will hopefully not happen for a long time. One time Maradona battled Italy in the World Cup in his home stadium. The crowd supported Italy (of course), but Maradona put away the game winning penalty to seal his national club’s victory.