Until Napoli clinched the 2022/23 Serie A title in stunning fashion, most football fans travelling to the southern Italian city did so based on the much-publicised success of the late 1980s and early 1990s, when Diego Maradona led them to their first two titles.
The god-like status in which Naples regards the Argentinean playmaker is visible across the city has now extended to the Partenopei’s home, which was renamed the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona after his death in November 2020, and has recently hosted a team fitting his legacy.
With striker Victor Osimhen firing past Serie A goalkeepers for fun and Khvicha Kvaratskhelia tormenting opposition defenders, tourists are flocking to the stadium in greater numbers, but how can you buy Napoli tickets?
How to buy Napoli tickets
The official Napoli website is easy enough to navigate to the ticketing section, even if they are trying to sell you one of the 50 replica shirts they will release in any given season. However, a quick click on the relevant icon will immediately direct you to the Napoli area of the widely-used TicketOne ticketing site, where you will register an account.
If you have purchased Serie A or Serie B tickets through that method in past for clubs that use TicketOne, you can log in using your existing credentials. There is a limit of a maximum of four tickets per TicketOne account, so that is worth keeping in mind if travelling in a larger group.
When do Napoli tickets go on sale?
Like many Italian clubs, tickets to see Napoli at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona usually go on sale one month in advance and you will have to be quick to secure the best seats in the house. However, unlike AC Milan, Inter and Juventus further north of the peninsula, there is often more availability within the vast 54,726 all-seater arena.
Sometimes you will see Coppa Italia or European matches presented on the TicketOne pages, but because of the shorter time period between fixture announcements and kick-off, the finer details will be unavailable and there is no option to be alerted to changes. So keep checking the website if desperate to see one of those encounters.
How much do Napoli tickets cost?
With the running track circling the playing surface, you will be slightly further away from the action, but in the curvas you will pay almost half as much as those who choose the Distini and Tribuna sections that run the length of the pitch.
Against those battling it out at the bottom of the Serie A table, you can pay as little as €20 in the curvas, even as a non-Fidelity Card holder, between €45-€60 in the Distini side of the stadium and it rises further behind the dugouts in the Tribuna, starting at €75 and up to €110 for viewing positions closer to the halfway line.
If Napoli are playing one of the mid-ranking Italian clubs, you can expect an uplift of around €10 per seat, but when a European giant comes to Naples, as with Real Madrid for the 2023/24 Champions League group stage, prices outside of the curvas almost double in cost.