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Football in Naples

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Football is something of a religion in Naples, and support for the local side, Napoli, reached its pinnacle in the 1987 season when they won the scudetto with Diego Maradona as their star player. Their following is not quite as fanatical as it was, and the team dropped down two divisions after going bankrupt. However, they have recently been rescued by the movie mogul Aurelio De Laurentiis and are thriving once more in the top flight. Napoli play at the Stadio di San Paolo in Fuorigrotta; take the Ferrovia Cumana from Montesanto to Mostra and the stadium is right in front of you. Tickets, available from the offices at the ground or from the club’s outlets in town, cost from around €20 for seats in the end stands or “Curve”, up to €60 in the side or “Tribuna” stands.

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