AEL FC Arena

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AEL FC Arena

A.E.L. F.C. Arena

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Full name AEL FC Arena
Location Neapoli, Larissa, Greece
Owner Gipedo Larissa A.E.
Executive suites 38
Capacity 16,118
Field size 105 x 68 m
Surface Grass
Scoreboard 2
Construction
Broke ground May 2009
Built September 2009 - November 2010
Opened November 2010
Construction cost 42,000,000
Architect Potiropoulos D+L architects S.A.
Structural engineer Ntontos ATE - Katharios ATEVE - ERGO3 ATTEE
Tenants
AEL 1964 FC
Website
AEL FC ARENA

AEL FC Arena is the new home ground of Greek football club AEL 1964 FC.

The stadium was developed in a total of 144,000 square meters in the Mezourlo Hill, district of Neapolis, Larissa. Construction of the stadium started in September 2009 and was completed in November 2010. According to UEFA stadium categories, AEL FC Arena, is rated as category three of four, (renamed from elite) in ascending ranking order. The new sports center is ideally - regarding the urban location - with excellent accession in the transport system, excellent accessibility from two main motorways and proximity to the urban tissue.

The seating capacity is 16,118 all covered, with the possibility to expand to 18,000. It also includes 38 VIP boxes, for 12 spectators each. The stadium complex, called Crimson Park, includes parking lots for 1,104 vehicles, commercial spaces, a movie theater, and a 1,500-seat open-air theater, 12 tennis courts and lies near the Neapolis Indoor Hall.

The stadium was inaugurated on 23 November, followed by a concert by Filippos Pliatsikas (himself an avid fan of the team) and Dionysis Tsaknis.

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Coordinates: 39°36′56″N 22°23′58″E / 39.61561°N 22.39949°E / 39.61561; 22.39949