Sunday November 29 2020
Official: Stadio Diego Armando Maradona

The Mayor of Naples announced the Stadio San Paolo will be renamed the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona.

There had been a few versions of the plan to name the stadium after the Napoli and Argentina icon, who died on Wednesday at the age of 60.

Among others, the Stadio Comunale Diego Maradona, or the Arena Diego Maradona.

Mayor Luigi De Magistris announced this evening via his official Instagram page that the decision has been made.

“There are many wonderful ideas, but at the end of the day, the name will be: Stadio Diego Armando Maradona.”

The work is already in progress to have the stadium renamed and the council assured the items placed outside by fans in a huge shrine will eventually be brought inside and preserved in a special room in the arena.

Among them, a fan-made metal plaque that already bears the name Stadio Diego Armando Maradona.