Panathinaikos new home venue to smitten fans


Panathinaikos new stadium update May 2023 Image: Panathinaikos FC

In a significant development for the Greek professional football club Panathinaikos Athlitikos Omilos (PAE Panathinaikos), the final contract for constructing their new stadium in the Botanikos area, Athens, Greece, was officially signed recently.

‘bnn’ stated that the football club, commonly referred to as the ‘Green’ PAE, considers the above moment as one of the most pivotal in its 115-year history. The new stadium will be one of the most modern sports facilities in Greece, marking a new chapter for the club.

The Panathinaikos Football Club, known as Panathinaikos, or by its full name, and the name of its parent sports club, Panathinaikos A.O. or PAO, is a Greek professional football club based in Athens, Greece. The club plays in Super League Greece, being one of the most successful clubs in Greek football and one of the three clubs which have never been relegated from the top division.

The 16,003-capacity Apostolos Nikolaidis Stadium, commonly known as Leoforos Alexandras Stadium or Leoforos Stadium, is a football stadium and multisport center in Athens, Greece. It was inaugurated in 1922 and is the oldest football stadium in Greece currently active. It has been the home ground of Panathinaikos F.C. for the most part of the club’s existence.

Milestone Moment

‘bnn’ further stated that the signing of the final contract signifies the start of the countdown to complete Panathinaikos’ state-of-the-art stadium. The club is eager to acquire a facility that not only meets modern standards but also represents a significant milestone in its longstanding history. This development brings great excitement and anticipation among the club’s supporters and stakeholders.

Acknowledgments and Gratitude

The PAE Panathinaikos expressed its sincere gratitude to all involved in making the project a reality. Special thanks were extended to the former Prime Minister of Greece, Kyriakos Mitsotakis. The club also acknowledged the efforts of the Mayor of Athens, Kostas Bakoyannis, who played a crucial role in facilitating the construction of the new stadium.

Embracing a New Era

Over the next 36 months, Panathinaikos will witness the transformation of its infrastructure as the construction of the most modern stadium in Greece progresses. The new facility represents a fresh start for the club and its dedicated fan base, instilling a sense of optimism and rejuvenation. This modern venue will symbolize Panathinaikos’ commitment to excellence and provide an enhanced experience for both players and spectators.

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