Xanthi FC Arena

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Xanthi FC Arena
"Pigadia"
Skoda Xanthi Arena, pitch and secondary stand.jpg
The pitch and secondary stand
LocationPigadia, Xanthi, Greece
OwnerXanthi F.C. Holdings Inc.
OperatorXanthi F.C.
Capacity7,244
SurfaceGrass
Construction
Broke groundOctober 21, 2003
OpenedMay 30, 2004
Construction cost€ 6,500,000
Tenants
Xanthi F.C.

Xanthi FC Arena is a football ground built by Xanthi F.C. in Xanthi, Thrace, Greece. It was built over the course of ten months in 2004. It is a ground used for matches and is the home ground of Skoda Xanthi FC. It holds up to 7,244 spectators, with 80% of the seats under the roof. The stadium was built because of a disagreement between FC Skoda Xanthi and the amateur club AO Xanthi. It is situated in an area where the club had built its training facilities (Xanthi Athletic Center). The stadium was officially inaugurated by the Brazilian legend Pelé on May 12, 2005.[1]

Capacity[edit]

The main stand, VIP seats and press box

The stadium's official capacity is 7,244 (all seated). It only has three stands, the fourth was promised but this never materialised, so there are boards behind the goal at one end.

Location[edit]

The stadium is located near Pigadia, a village 5 km east of Xanthi. This city is in the region of Thrace (230 km east of Thessaloniki).

Record attendance[edit]

The average attendance in the matches is about 1,500 people. The peak attendance was 6,642 in a game against Panathinaikos. (Skoda Xanthi FC vs Panathinaikos FC – on 20 January 2007)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pelé: "The most modern sports center"". sport-fm.gr. Retrieved 13 May 2005.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 41°07′17″N 24°56′58″E / 41.121344°N 24.949372°E / 41.121344; 24.949372