Football Venues 07-21-2004 09:15

Pampeloponnisiako Stadium, Patras (PAT)

Another stadium that will host Football, the world鈥檚 favourite game, is the Pampeloponnisiako Stadium in Patra, a city in the north of Peloponissos (one of the largest district in Greece).

The existing stadium that has been used for several regional and national football games in the past was upgraded by the General Secretariat of Sports to meet Olympic demands.

Mainly, electromechanical and electronic infrastructure, along with respective equipment were renewed, whereas more parking areas and surrounding areas are built to go with the overall capacity.

Panthessaliko Stadium, Volos (VOL)

The Panthessaliko Stadium in Volos, one of the most beautiful cities at the middle eastern part of Greece, will host the preliminary phase of the Olympic Football Tournament games.

The Panthessaliko Sports Complex entails the reformation of the existing stands and buildings into a new structure of 22,700 seats.

Kaftanzoglio Stadium, Thessaloniki (THE)

Thessaloniki, Greece鈥檚 second largest city and one of Europe鈥檚 greatest cultural, commercial and sport centres, will host some of the football preliminaries and semi-finals in the Kaftantzoglio Stadium, very close to the city centre.

The General Secretariat of Sports upgraded the existing facilities into a stadium of 22,700 seats, with new electromechanical and electronic infrastructure and respective equipment.

Pankritio Stadium, Heraklio (HER)

Beautiful Crete, the wonderful island in the south of Greece, is another Olympic destination for athletes, visitors and spectators from all over the world. A stadium with a capacity of 26,400 seats will host the sport of Football during the Olympic Games. It also includes a 400 m track of eight lanes, shot put and hammer throw valves and other facilities (swimming pool, multipurpose hall, administration offices etc.) for post-Olympic use.

Karaiskaki Stadium, Athens (ATH)

The Karaiskaki Stadium is the second largest stadium in Athens. It was used as the velodrome for the first modern Olympic Games, in 1896. In the 1960s it was renovated into the stadium that still stands today. The stadium is currently being fully renovated. In August 2004 it will be transformed into a modern Football stadium. The new stadium, located in the area of Faliro, has a capacity of 33,000 spectators.

During the Olympic Games it will host a total of 11 games (preliminaries, quarter-finals and semi-finals) of the Olympic Football Tournament as well as the women鈥檚 finals.

Olympic Stadium (STA)

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 Men's 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, which is expected to be completed by June 2004.

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

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