The Municipality of Naples has decided to put the SSC Napoli Club in default regarding the rental of the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium. Mayor Manfredi, writes Il Mattino newspaper, has gone to the facts because since October 2019 the SSCN of Aurelio De Laurentiis has not paid the rent for the Fuorigrotta Facility. This has accumulated 3.5 million euros. De Laurentiis’ position is clear, he wants to renegotiate the amount due due to the Covid 19 emergency. According to the president of Calcio Napoli, the last two years should be reviewed due to the missed box office receipts with Diego Armando Maradona often closed to the public for government restrictions. Less revenue, less rent.
According to the reconstruction provided by the newspaper, in fact, it would appear that the Neapolitans would never have paid the fee for the use of the plant until they accrued a debt of € 3,409,000. In defense of the company, there would be a request to renegotiate the rent for the last two years, given the few stadium revenues due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The debt contracted by Napoli is divided by seasons:
- € 984,000 for the 2018/2019 season
- € 373,448 for the 2019/2020 season
- € 1,032,000 for the 2020/2021 season
- € 1,019,000 for the current season
The last two years are the most virtuous ones: this is due to the consideration that the president of the Azzurri thought, who believes that the last two years should be reconsidered in light of the missed box office receipts that should also reduce the rent.
For the years preceding the pandemic, President De Laurentiis brings up other disputes between the SSCN and the Municipality of Naples, referring to works on the plant that would never have been recognized by the institutions. Certainly a very delicate situation. The Napoli president must also deal with the budget in the red, which did not prevent him from increasing the salary of the members of the board of directors