GSZ Stadium

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This article is about the new stadium which opened in 1989. For the original stadium which it replaced, see GSZ Stadium (1928).
GSZ Stadium
Location Larnaca, Cyprus
Coordinates 34.924566, 33.599882
Capacity 13,032
Construction
Built 1989
Opened 1989
Tenants
AEK Larnaca
Alki Larnaca

GSZ Stadium or Gymnastic Club Zenon Stadium (Greek: Γυμναστικός Σύλλογος Ζήνων; Γ.Σ.Ζ.) is a multi-purpose stadium in Larnaca, Cyprus.[1] Usually it is referred as the 'neo GSZ Stadium' to distinguish it from the old GSZ Stadium, which it replaced. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home ground of AEK Larnaca FC. The stadium holds 13,032 people and the owner of that stadium is the Gymnastic Club Zeno which took its name from the native philosopher of Larnaca Zeno of Citium. Before the merge of Pezoporikos and EPA Larnaca into the new football club AEK Larnaca FC, it was also the home of those two clubs.

In 2006 it hosted the Cypriot Cup final between APOEL and AEK Larnaca FC, where APOEL won 3-2. However the greatest event that was hosted in the Larnaca Stadium was the final for the 1998 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship between Republic of Ireland and Germany where they tied 1-1. Republic of Ireland beat Germany 4-3 on penalties and won the trophy. During the same day, the Third Position final playoff was played for the same tournament and in that match Portugal beat Croatia 5-4 on penalties as well while the match ended 0-0.

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Coordinates: 34°55′32″N 33°35′59″E / 34.92556°N 33.59972°E / 34.92556; 33.59972