Agia Sofia

Capacity32 500
Country Greece
CategoryDesign awaiting implementation
Cost€65 mln
Construction01.2014 - 12.2015
Design Thanasis Kyratsous


Description: Agia Sofia

New stadium for AEK is to loosely refer to ancient architecture. Simple measures used in the design were created by Thanasis Kyratsous, who is responsible for the majestic main entrance or four massive towers in all corners. These are to support the steel roof, allowing for now internal supports to obstruct the view.

Capacity of 32,500, perhaps even 34,000 is planned. In that number there will be 40 skyboxes, while all fans will be able to use some of the 1,7000 parking spots in direct vicinity, of which 400-500 are to be under ground.

The stadium is to be erected in AEK’s spiritual home, the northern Nea Filadelfeia district. This is where the old stadium was located until demolition in 2003. It was commonly referred to as “Hagia Sophia” and the new stadium is to include some of that mood, seeing all entries but one (Gate 21 for fanatic fans) named after historical cities of the Anatolia.

Construction was to start in January 2014 and should end within 2 years. The project is to be financed entirely with private resources, which led the club to openly ask for all donations available from its fans and sponsors. Complete cost is estimated at €65 million.



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