Nikea Indoor Hall
NEW hall for the 2004 Olympics
This brand new indoor hall will host the sport of weightlifting during the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games. It has a capacity of 5,191 spectators.
Apart from being the most complete sports centre for weightlifting in the world, it is also able to host conventions, concerts and similar events. The complex includes the main hall, warm-up and training halls, medical facilities, a press centre, administrative offices and a separate connecting building with guest rooms for 59 athletes, a restaurant etc.

It is located in the district of Nikea (also "Nikaia"), a few km west of the Athens city centre. Access to the hall is a small problem, as it is surrounded by a densely built quarter of the city.
Works at the site of the new hall commenced in late 2001 by J&P-Avax SA. They were finished in November 2003 at a cost of about € 46 million. Nikea Olympic Indoor Hall was inaugurated on 9 December 2003, during the "Tofalos-Kakousis" IWF Grand Prix.

You may see renderings and plans of the hall that were publicised some years ago, helping you to make the comparison with the "final result". Also, have a look at some older photos that were previously on this page and show the progress of works during the hall's construction.
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The new Nikea Indoor Hall with the southern suburbs of Athens in the background (January 2004)
The main hall during the inauguration tournament  (December 2003)
Outside view of Nikea Indoor Hall (January 2004)
View of the hall from the north with the port of Piraeus in the background (January 2004)