AEK Arena

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AEK Arena was a football stadium project in West Attica, Greece. The purpose of the project was the construction of a modern football stadium to be used by AEK Athens FC.

Location[edit]

As it was announced on September 6, 2007 the stadium will be built in Ano Liosia, a northwestern suburb of Athens. A contract was signed between the Greek State and AEK Athens FC and all the details of the project were finalised.[1]

Capacity and other facilities[edit]

The stadium would have a capacity of at least 50,000 spectators according to chairman Demis Nikolaidis and it would fulfill all the UEFA criteria in order to be regarded a 5-star venue. It would also feature a shopping mall of around 50,000 square metres, a multiplex cinema and numerous cafes and restaurants.

Stadium naming[edit]

The name "AEK Arena" would not be the official name of the future stadium, it is just the temporary name of the project.Although, it was likely that the stadium was finally named AEK Arena even though a name like "New Nikos Goumas Stadium" is more likely to be chosen. Last but not least, it is very possible the stadium to be named after a sponsorship deal 'LG Stadium/LG Arena.

Cancellation[edit]

Main article: Hagia Sophia Stadium

The stadium was cancelled due to financial problems of the club and negative reaction from the fans. On the 10th of July the new owner of AEK FC Dimitris Melissanidis announced that the club would built a new stadium at Nea Filadelfia area, where the historic home ground of AEK FC, Nikos Goumas Stadium was situated. The stadium's name will be Hagia Sophia.

External links[edit]

  1. ^ Χορτάτος, Τόλης (5 May 2013). "Φάκελος: Γήπεδο ΑΕΚ" [File A.E.K Stadium] (in Greek). Retrieved 28 August 2015.