Panpeloponnesian Stadium
Capacity: 23,588 (all seated)
The stadium is located in the southern outscirts of Patras, 220 km west of Athens. The city has an airport, only used by charter flights. You can get to Patras by boat from Italy or train from Athens. To reach the stadium by car from within the city, find the road leading to Kalavryta. Pass by the "Aghios Andreas" hospital and at the traffic lights continue straight ahead towards "Clauss". Go on for another 1.2 km and you'll come to the stadium. You may also use bus #7 to get there.
However, if you're coming by car from Athens, you don't need to drive through the city. Follow the motorway bypass towards Pyrgos and exit at "Patra 3 - Glafkos". After 500m you'll have to turn right and this will bring you to a roundabout (you will see a Carrefour supermarket there). Continue north towards the city of Patras and after about 2 km you'll get to the stadium.
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Built in: 1981
(Latest redevelopment in 2004)
Record attendance: 16,839 (Olympiakos CFP vs Larissa, in 1989)
Home of: Panahaiki FC (Football League)
More data: Its Greek name is Pampeloponnissiako Stadio ("Stadium of the whole Peloponnese"), which refers to the region of which Patras is the capital. It has been used at various times by local teams. Panahaiki have used it many times in the past, along with their own stadium. Patraikos also used it as home until early 2001, but then returned to Prosfyghika Stadium.
The Panpeloponnesian Stadium was used in the 2004 Olympic Games, hosting part of the football tournament (six men's games, including a quarter-final, and five women's matches, of which one quarter-final and one semifinal). It was for this reason that a large scale upgrading of the facilities was decided (plans by architects Grammatopoulos, Panousakis & associates).

Works for the stadium's reconstruction commenced in mid-2002 and finished in early 2004. They were carried out by Empedos SA and Domiki Kritis SA at a cost of about € 30 million.
In particular, these works included: the construction of a new west stand, which is covered by a roof; the installation of plastic seats and electronic scoreboards; the replacement of all electro-mechanical installations, including new lighting and closed cirquit TV; the refurbishment of all stadium facilities below the stands etc. On the right, you can see the general topographical plan of the Panpeloponnesian National Sports Centre. You may view it in full size by clicking on it -->
Finally, note that the latest reconstruction allows for a further expansion of the stadium. A new east stand can easily be built in the future, identical to the west one that was constructed for the Olympics. If and when this happens, it will add about 6,500 more seats to the overall capacity and turn the Panpeloponnesian into a superb sports venue. This will be in stark contrast with the almost deserted stadium that stood in its place until 2002 (it had a capacity of about 18,000 without seats). You may see photos that show what the stadium looked like before the recent works: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.

The revamped Panpeloponnesian Stadium was opened to the public on 28 March 2004, when it hosted the final of the Patras local amateur league. All photographs on this page were shot on 10 May, during the 2004 TIM All-Star Game. You may see both the first and last of these photos in full size, if you click on them.

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Outside the new west stand (May 2004)
The west part of the stadium with its new roofed stand (May 2004)
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