Faliro Sports Pavilion Arena

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Faliro Arena
The Little Peace and Friendship Stadium
Tae-kwondo Arena
Faliro Sport Pavillion.jpg
Location Palaio Faliro, Athens, Greece
Coordinates 37°56′09.94″N 23°41′27.91″E / 37.9360944°N 23.6910861°E / 37.9360944; 23.6910861Coordinates: 37°56′09.94″N 23°41′27.91″E / 37.9360944°N 23.6910861°E / 37.9360944; 23.6910861
Owner Olympic Real Estates S.A.
Capacity 8,536 (for 2004 Olympics)
3,836 (current seating)
Construction
Broke ground June 2002
Opened August 12, 2004
Construction cost 38 million euros (2002)
Architect Thymios Papagiannis and Associates

The Faliro Sports Pavilion Arena which is part of the Faliro Coastal Zone Olympic Complex is an indoor arena in Palaio Faliro, near Athens, Greece. It is nicknamed "The Little Peace And Friendship Stadium", due to its similarity in design and close proximity to the Peace and Friendship Stadium. It was the site of the 2004 Athens Summer Olympics preliminary matches of handball, as well as the taekwondo competition. The arena seats 8,536 for handball matches of 2004 Olympics, though only 3,836 seats were made publicly available during the Olympics.

History[edit]

The arena was completed on December 20, 2003, and it officially opened on August 12, 2004, shortly before the 2004 Olympics began. In June 2010, the arena hosted the 7th MAD Video Music Awards, held by Mad TV, and hosted by Themis Georgantas. The Prodigy had a sold-out concert event at the arena. Tiesto performed at the arena, during his Kaleidoscope World Tour. The arena is also known as a long-time venue for Holiday on Ice shows. It also hosted the Greek Legends event by Riot Games, a League of Legends LAN tournament in June 28 and 29, 2014.[1] It will host the finals of the League of Legends Greek Championship Season 1 in the 28th and 29 January 2017, co-organized by Riot Games, AST, and inSpot.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Greek Legends event is here! | League of Legends". eune.leagueoflegends.com. Retrieved 2017-01-25. 
  2. ^ "Τελικοί LGC στο Esports Innovation | LGC". www.lgc.gr (in Greek). Retrieved 2017-01-25. 
  3. ^ "LGC Finals | Esports Innovation - Athens 2017". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2017-01-25.