There is much speculation about the new stadium of AEK, which is now
being constructed where the "Nikos
Goumas" used to stand. Stadia.gr presents an EXCLUSIVE
report about the status of works.
- The new ground will NOT be ready in 2004. Club officials
assure otherwise, but they are not telling the truth. If everything
goes well and all problems (see below) are solved, the earliest
date for completion is in the first quarter of 2005, maybe
later. Note that this only concerns the football stadium. The
rest of the complex (commercial areas etc) will not be ready before
are many months behind schedule and current progress is minimal.
It involves just minor earthworks. Click on the following photo
to see it in full size. It was shot just a few days ago.
The next stage will involve digging for the foundations, but...
- This cannot proceed until a major problem has been dealt with.
An area occupied by the Municipality of Nea Philadelphia lies
just north of where the stadium will be built, protruding 3 metres
inside it. The Municipality will need to give it over to AEK,
but town-hall officials say there is absolutely no chance they
will agree with this. It is obvious that no works can go on until
this problem is resolved.
- Finally, some pleasant news for AEK fans: the layout of the
building will be unique. The basketball arena will be located
directly BELOW the pitch of the football stadium! You may
see a sketch of a cross-section in the page with the stadium's
"Nikos Goumas" Stadium is now razed to
the ground (2/6/03)
All the facts of the "Nikos Goumas" Stadium reconstruction (22/10/02)
"Nikos Goumas" Stadium will be completely