Olympic Stadium (STA) 07-17-2004 11:42

The Olympic Stadium, the centre of the Olympic Games 2004, is situated at Maroussi and it is part of the Athens Olympic Sports Complex (OAKA). The Olympic Stadium will host 72,000 spectators, who will attend the exciting Athletics events, the Football gold medal match and the Opening and Closing Ceremonies.

Following an ATHENS 2004 and Ministry of Culture initiative, the Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava has designed the upgrade of OAKA using innovative and creative ways, including the new roof structure for Olympic Stadium.

The Ministry of Culture is responsible for this project.

Quick Facts & Dates

Sport: Athletics, Football

Competition Schedule: 20-29 August (Athletics), 28 August (Football)

Athletes participating: 2,000

Total spectator capacity: 72,000

Net spectator capacity: 56,700 (Athletics), 58,800 (Football)

Total land surface: 127,625 sq m

Distance from Olympic Village: 14.5km

Completion Date: June 2004

Official Opening: 30 July 2004

Press seats: 600 written press, 120 photographers

Spectator Services:

韦icket resolution office, medical services, first aid, information desk, food concessions, merchandising concessions, VISA ATM, vending machines for mobile telephony prepaid vouchers and connection packs, WC.

Source:The official website of the ATHENS 2004 Olympic and Paralympic Games


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