October 25th, 2005
The chairman of A.E.Larissa FC, Kostas Piladakis, presented yesterday the plans for his club's new stadium. If they become reality, Greece will boast its own miniature "Millenium Stadium" or "Amsterdam Arena"! To view the plans, just click on the following links: 1, 2, 3, 4.
This is the second proposal publicised by the club. The first one involved the reconstruction of its current home, Alkazar Stadium. This new stadium is planned to be constructed in the Larissa suburb of Neapoli, right next to the namesake arena. It will have a capacity of 21,000. This may be increased to over 30,000, if the Greece's bid to host EURO 2012 is successful.
The cost is estimated at € 41 million, of which 80 per cent will be covered by bank loans and the rest by private funds. Any costs for a possible EURO 2012 expansion over the initially planned capacity of 21,000 will be covered by the Greek State.
Larissa FC unveil plans for the reconstruction of Alkazar Stadium (17/5/05)
Works at Alkazar Stadium of Larissa (3/6/02)