Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium

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Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium
Χαριλάου
Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium 2011.jpg
Location Thessaloniki, Greece
Owner Aris Thessaloniki
Operator Aris F.C. (Thessaloniki)
Capacity 22,800
Surface Grass
Scoreboard Yes
Construction
Broke ground 1951
Opened 6 November 1951
Renovated 2004
Architect

Italy Richard Rogers

Italy Renzo Piano
Tenants
Aris F.C. (Thessaloniki)

Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium (Greek: Στάδιο Κλεάνθης Βικελίδης) or Harilaou Ground (Γήπεδο Χαριλάου) is a football stadium in Thessaloniki, Greece. It was built in 1951 as the home stadium of Aris F.C. (Thessaloniki), one of the most popular football clubs in Greece. For many years, the ground's official name was Aris Stadium, until it was renamed in honor of Kleanthis Vikelidis, a legendary player of Aris FC in the 1930s. However, most commonly it is also referred to as "Harilaou Stadium", after the district in which it is built at. The stadium's capacity was 23,200, although it got limited to 22,800 after the renovations for the 2004 Summer Olympics; were it served as a training ground for the Football at the 2004 Summer Olympics. Its facilities include dressing rooms, a gym, a swimming pool, VIP boxes, a VIP lounge, a restaurant with pitch view and press rooms.

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Coordinates: 40°36′0.25″N 22°58′10.20″E / 40.6000694°N 22.9695000°E / 40.6000694; 22.9695000