€5 million will be spent on upgrades throughout Stadio San Paolo in upcoming months. That’s only 20% of all planned spending on the stadium before it hosts the 2019 Universiade.
The Naples city council approved first phase of Stadio San Paolo upgrades. Works worth €5 million will be financed with loan from Credito Sportivo, institution established specifically to provide sports infrastructure resources.
Among tasks set out for the next several months are improvements of player facilities under the main stand, new press section and amenities for media members and improved hospitality. Also, some 12,000 new seats will be installed, new catering/sanitary facilities for fans created and the roof will get improved drainage.
All of the mentioned upgrades are planned for 2016-2017, marking only the first phase of a larger project. By 2019 the city will spend €25 million on improvements of Stadio San Paolo. These will not only boost Napoli’s football profile, but also provide good conditions for opening and closing ceremonies of the 2019 Universiade planned in Naples.