Sunday September 9 2012
San Paolo turf is recovering

It’s reported the pitch at the Stadio San Paolo is recovering from its disastrous state due to various techniques.

The turf was more sand than grass during last week’s Serie A game between Napoli and Fiorentina.

This situation was blamed on a number of reasons, from the very hot weather to poor maintenance and even a fungus that spread throughout the pitch.

According to the latest reports, the San Paolo playing surface is well on the road to recovery.

In some patches the grass has grown 8cm as the rain finally arrived in Naples.

The penalty areas have the most problems and rolls of turf are being driven from Milan in freezer trucks to be re-laid.

This suggests it will be ready for next weekend’s home game with Parma.

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