Plans of launching construction in January 2014 are already exceeded significantly, but latest news by GreekReporter.com suggest AEK may soon see the desired stadium break ground.
During this week’s meeting between representatives of AEK and main opposition party Syriza an agreement was reached concerning the club’s new stadium. Syriza is now expected to back the scheme, filed as Article 81, during the next vote in the next few days.
To get the final approval from Syriza, the club had to assure more parking spots and higher percentage of trees will be included into the scheme.
Earlier the plan was endorsed by mayor of Nea Filadelfeia district of Athens and by the central authorities, mainly the minister of environment.
AEK plans to build their new home with private funds on the site of what used to be their historical home, the demolished Agia Sofia stadium. New one expected to grow to 32,500-34,000 capacity should be ready in 2016.