Sport fa­cil­i­ties

SPORT EX­PE­RI­ENCE A trip in dis­cov­ery of the world of sports in Naples. Places where you can watch it, in­dulge in sport­ing ac­tiv­i­ties, and Where’s tips on where to pur­chase the best sports brands

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Places where you can watch it, in­dulge in sport­ing ac­tiv­i­ties, and pur­chase the best sports brands

For the most part, sport in Naples means

football. We there­fore feel it in­cum­bent upon our­selves to start our trip from the San Paolo Sta­dium, which hosts the home matches of the city’s team, i. e. So­ci­età Sportiva Cal­cio Napoli. The

third largest sta­dium in Italy in terms of ca­pac­ity, af­ter San Siro in Mi­lan and the Olimpico in Rome, San Paolo is lo­cated in the Fuori­grotta dis­trict ( pi­az­zale Tec­chio). Boast­ing an 8- lane ath­letic track, three multi- func­tional gyms, fa­cil­i­ties for box­ing, fit­ness, wrestling and ori­en­tal mar­tial arts, San Paolo is the city’s main sports cen­tre. Swimming is also a tra­di­tional Neapoli­tan sport. The ‘ F.

Scan­done’ Olympic Swimming Pool, also lo­cated in Fuori­grotta ( Viale Giochi del Mediter­ra­neo), is de­signed to ac­co­mo­date up to 1,200 spec­ta­tors and hosts the home matches of the city’s two ma­jor teams, the

Posillipo and the Can­ot­tieri Napoli, ranked among the best swimming teams in the world. The ideal place for bas­ket ball en­thu­si­asts is the PalaBar­b­uto Sports Com­plex, also lo­cated in Fuori­grotta ( Viale Giochi del Mediter­ra­neo. T: 0817622198). Boast­ing a ca­pac­ity of roughly 4,000 seats, it is here that bas­ket ball team,

Az­zurro Napoli Bas­ket 2013, plays its home matches. Well- equipped com­mu­nal spa­ces where you can play sports in­clude the Ar­turo Col­lana Sports Cen­tre in Vomero ( via Rib­era), the sec­ond largest sta­dium in the city in terms of ca­pac­ity. On- site fa­cil­i­ties in­clude a football pitch with bleach­ers de­signed to ac­com­mo­date up to 3,500 spec­ta­tors, an ath­letic track, a swimming pool and sev­eral gyms, in­clud­ing the most renowned, namely the one de­voted to Mar­tial Arts. The com­plex also houses a screen­ing room, a skat­ing rink and a weights fa­cil­ity. Soc­cer matches, Amer­i­can Football and 15- player rugby matches are also held here. The Vir­giliano Sports Cen­tre in Posillipo is

also a pub­licly- owned com­plex fea­tur­ing an ath­letic track and bleach­ers boast­ing a 1,000 spec­ta­tor ca­pac­ity. Among the city’s pri­vate gyms, one of the best- known is Vir­gin in via Cor­rado Barba­gallo, in Fuori­grotta. The gym, equipped with 200 work­out ma­chines, also has a swimming pool, a well­ness cen­tre with a Whirlpool, a Turk­ish bath and saunas. Si­t­u­ated in viale Dohrn, just be­hind the Villa Co­mu­nale, the best and most pres­ti­gious place to play ten­nis is Ten­nis Club Napoli. On- site ameni­ties in­clude 6 clay courts, two gyms, a sauna and sev­eral at­trac­tive spa­ces for so­cial events and re­cep­tions. Another pres­ti­gious com­plex is the Cir­colo

Can­ot­tieri Napoli, one of Italy’s most renowned yacht clubs ( Via Molosiglio). Ex­tend­ing over a sur­face area of 7,000 sq. m. it is one of the largest in the city. On- site ameni­ties in­clude bridge, ca­noe­ing, speed­boat rac­ing, swimming, wa­ter polo, res­cue cour­ses, ten­nis, triathlon and yacht­ing. The Club also or­ga­nizes nu­mer­ous re­gat­tas.

PalaBar­b­uto

Ten­nis Club Napoli

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