Pafiako Stadium

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Pafiako Stadium
Pafiako Stadium.jpg
Full name Pafiako Athletic Centre
Location Paphos, Cyprus
Coordinates 34°46′09.07″N, 32°26′24.52″E
Opened 1985
Renovated 2003
Owner Cyprus Sport Organisation - CSO (Greek: Κυπριακός Οργανισμός Αθλητισμού)
Surface Grass
Capacity 9,394
Field dimensions 102m x 65m
Tenants
APOP (1985-2000)
Evagoras (1985-2000)
AEP (2000-)
APOP Kinyras (2005-2006)
AEK Kouklia (2013-)
Cyprus national rugby union team (2007-)

The Pafiako Stadium (Greek: Παφιακό Στάδιο) is a multi-use stadium in Paphos, the stadium holds 9,394 people.[1] It has a full size running track around the outside of its football and rugby playing field and is used for many athletics events throughout the year. It is regarded as one of the best pitches in Cyprus and situated ideally for the public.

It is the home stadium of AEP Paphos and AEK Kouklia now play there as well following their promotion to the Cypriot First Division. It was the home stadium also of APOP and Evagoras, but was used also as home by APOP Kinyras Peyias, when they were in the First Division in 2005-06. GSK Stadium, or Gymnastic Club Korivos Stadium was the home of APOP and Evagoras before the Pafiako was built. In 1992, the UEFA European Under-16 Football Championship was hosted in Cyprus and three matches of the tournament were hosted in Pafiako stadium. Also various music venues took place here.

The stadium has also become the home of the National Rugby Team of Cyprus, having played a total of 3 games there and winning all. The first game of the European 3D tournament in 2007 between Cyprus and Azerbaijan was played there. The stadium has only become the official national team stadium since 2010, where Cyprus overcame Azerbaijan and Bosnia respectively to gain promotion into the 2nd tear of European Rugby. It also hosted the final stage of the European Sevens in a two day tournament.

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Coordinates: 34°46′9.07″N 32°26′24.52″E / 34.7691861°N 32.4401444°E / 34.7691861; 32.4401444