Tsirio Stadium

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Tsirio Stadium
Τσίρειον
Tsirion Stadium 01.JPG
Full nameTsirio Athletic Centre
LocationLimassol, Cyprus
Coordinates34°42′3.29″N 33°1′22.71″E / 34.7009139°N 33.0229750°E / 34.7009139; 33.0229750Coordinates: 34°42′3.29″N 33°1′22.71″E / 34.7009139°N 33.0229750°E / 34.7009139; 33.0229750
OwnerCyprus Sport Organisation - CSO (Greek: Κυπριακός Οργανισμός Αθλητισμού)
OperatorG.S.O.
Capacity13,331
Field size105 m × 67 m (344 ft × 220 ft)
SurfaceNatural Grass
Construction
Built1973–1975
Opened1975
Renovated1985
Tenants
Karmiotissa Polemidion (2022–present)
AEL Limassol (1975–2022)
Apollon Limassol (1975–2022)
Aris Limassol (1975–2022)
APEP Pitsilias (2008–2010)

The Tsirio Stadium (Greek: Τσίρειο Στάδιο) is an all-seater multi-purpose stadium in Limassol, Cyprus.

The stadium holds 13,331 people and is mostly used for football matches. It is the home ground of three clubs: AEL Limassol, Apollon Limassol and Aris Limassol.[1]

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

History[edit]

The stadium was built in 1975 with the help of Petros I. Tsiros, a famous businessman and philanthropist of the city, to replace the aging GSO Stadium. For his contributions to the construction of the stadium, Tsiros became its namesake.

In the past, especially in the 1990s, it was used as the home ground for the Cyprus national football team.

Some matches of the 1992 UEFA European Under-16 Football Championship, which was hosted in Cyprus, were played in this stadium including the two semi-final matches held on 14 May 1992. In the first match, Spain beat Portugal 3–1 and in the other match, Germany beat Italy 6–5 on penalties after a 0–0 draw. Through these matches, Spain and Germany advanced to the final. The stadium also hosted some Cyprus Super Cup and Cypriot Cup finals.

The construction of the Limassol Arena would replace Tsirio Stadium as the city's main stadium.[2]

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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.