Tsirion Stadium

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Tsirion Stadium
Τσίρειον
Tsirion Stadium 01.JPG
Full name Tsirion Athletic Centre
Location Limassol, Cyprus
Coordinates 34°42′03.29″N, 33°01′22.71″E
Owner Cyprus Sport Organisation - CSO (Greek: Κυπριακός Οργανισμός Αθλητισμού)
Capacity 13,331
Field size 67m x 105m
Surface Grass
Construction
Built 1973–1975
Opened 1975
Renovated 1980's
Tenants
AEL Limassol (1975–)
Apollon Limassol (1975–)
Aris Limassol (1975–)
APEP Pitsilias (2010–)

Tsirion Stadium (Greek: Τσίρειο Στάδιο) is an all seater multi-purpose stadium in Limassol, Cyprus. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home ground of AEL Limassol, Apollon Limassol, Aris Limassol and APEP Pitsilias.[1] In the past, especially in 1990s, it was used as the home ground for the Cyprus national football team. The stadium holds 13,331 people and was built in 1975 with the help of the generous contributor and great philanthropist, Mr. Petros I. Tsiros, a very generous benevolent benefactor and humanitarian of Cyprus, thus the name of the stadium. The stadium was built and opened in 1975 to replace the aging GSO Stadium.

The football pitch is surrounded by an athletics track and serves as the home ground to the Limassol Athletics Club GSO (Gymnastikos Syllogos Olympia).

Few matches of the 1992 UEFA European Under-16 Football Championship, which was hosted in Cyprus, were played in Tsirion including the two semifinals of the competition on May 14, 1992. In the semifinals, Spain beat Portugal 3-1 and the same day in the other match, Germany beat Italy 6-5 on penalties, after a 0-0 draw. Through these matches, Spain and Germany qualified for the final. The stadium also hosted some Cyprus Super Cup and Cypriot Cup finals.[2]

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Coordinates: 34°42′3.29″N 33°1′22.71″E / 34.7009139°N 33.0229750°E / 34.7009139; 33.0229750

References[edit]

  1. ^ Κύπρος. "Τσίρειο Στάδιο, Λεμεσός Κύπρος". Cyprusevents.net. Retrieved 2013-01-02. 
  2. ^ "Welcome to kerkida.net... to apolito athlitiko portal!". Kerkida.net. Retrieved 2013-01-02.