Apostolos Nikolaidis Stadium is a football stadium and multi-sport center in Athens, Greece. It was inaugurated in 1922 and is the oldest football stadium in Greece currently active. It is the traditional athletic center of Panathinaikos A.C. and has been the home ground of Panathinaikos FC for the most part of the club's existence.Make Apostolos Nikolaidis Stadium a part of your Athens vacation plans using our Athens sightseeing site .
The stadium is named after the historic club's president, official and athlete Apostolos Nikolaidis. It is situated in the Ambelokipi district of Athens, east of the Lycabettus Hill and on Alexandras Avenue 160, by which name it is most commonly known . The stadium's record attendance was recorded in 1967, when 29,665 spectators watched the Cup Winners Cup game between Panathinaikos and FC Bayern Munich.
It also houses several other facilities under its stands, including an indoor hall, a small swimming pool, a boxing ring, an indoor shooting range, the club's offices as well as various other facilities.
Apostolos Nikolaidis Stadium holds a very important place in the history of Greek football. The first stand was built in 1928, and for almost 50 years it hosted the majority of big matches in domestic and international competitions. It was the first to have floodlights installed (1938) and the first with a grass pitch (1958). It was the home of the Greek national football team for many years.
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Αποτελεί ίσως το πιο ιστορικό γήπεδο στην Ελλάδα.. Η έδρα για πολλά χρόνια του μεγαλύτερου συλλόγου της χώρας καθως μέχρι και σήμερα φιλοξενεί πολλά αθλήματα του ΠΑΝΑΘΗΝΑΙΚΟΣ Α.Ο. Ωστόσο θεωρώ ότι οι ... more »It is perhaps the most historic stadium in Greece.. The seat for many years of the largest club of the country as well as until today hosts many sports of PANATHINAIKOS F.C. but I think that the facilities need a renovation as well as their value will only become historical and not functional.
Κάποτε ήταν από τα σύγχρονα γυπεδα .αλλα πλέον επρεπε να είχε γκρεμιστεί όπως η Φιλαδέλφεια και το καραισκακι .δυστυχως το κράτος μας είναι αυτό που ξέρουμε έτσι και το ποδόσφαιρο μας .τρεξανε να φτιά... more »It used to be one of the modern Gypeda. But now it had to be torn down like Philadelphia and the Caribbean. Unfortunately, our state is what we know about our football. They ran to make (eat money) for the Olympics. and they just quit. All after. The first 4 Gypeda that had to be made in 04 should have been Olympic Panathinaikos AEK and PAOK and after that they all paid to support them. I'm sorry, but he has to go.
Greek football supporters are famous all around the world as very passionate and die hard fans of their clubs. I was in the neighborhood and it was interesting to have a look from the outside of the stadium.
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