Apostolos Nikolaidis Stadium, Athens

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Apostolos Nikolaidis Stadium (Greek: Γήπεδο Απόστολος Νικολαΐδης), commonly known as Leoforos Alexandras Stadium or Leoforos 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.


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 (Leoforos Alexandras or simply Leoforos, Leoforos meaning Avenue). 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.
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  • They are the rival team, the enemy. I can't be objective. I visited it on a derby clash between us. For the experience of a traditional hateful football derby. We stood for hours in the rain, the...  more »
  • Heard Gate 13 chants from our hotel (at least 8 blocks away) and we made our way over to the stadium. Grabbed tickets $10 Euro...Great fun! Rundown, slightly disorganized but it was perfect! Fans...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Modern football is cancer used to launder money
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