Grigoris Lambrakis Stadium

Grigoris Lambrakis Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Kallithea, Athens, Greece.

Grigoris Lambrakis Stadium
"El Paso"
Dimotiko Stadio Kallitheas - Grigoris Lambrakis.JPG
Full nameGregoris Lambrakis Stadium
LocationKallithea, Athens, Greece
Capacity6,300
SurfaceGrass
Construction
Built1970
Opened1970
Tenants
Kallithea FC (1970–present)
Ethnikos Piraeus FC (2017–present)

It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home stadium of Kallithea F.C. The stadium was built in 1970 and currently has a seating capacity of 4,200.

Construction of a new stand on the east horseshoe of the Stadium: Capacity of 2,100 seats [1]

The total cost of the works amounted to € 1,400,000. In the construction of the new stand, special care was given to the accessibility of all areas by the disabled. It also includes new sanitary facilities for spectators, locker rooms for amateur athletes, a canteen and administration offices. Receiving the works, the Mayor of Kallithea, Mr. Costas Askounis, stated: sports in Kallithea. "


Name and nicknameEdit

The stadium was named after Grigoris Lambrakis, a Greek politician, physician, and track and field athlete who was assassinated in 1963.[2]

It is commonly referred to by its nickname, El Paso. The site of the stadium used to be a quarry, evident from the tall rock lining the north end of the stadium. When the stadium was being built in the 1960s, Clint Eastwood's Spaghetti Westerns were very popular in Greece, and the stadium's nickname is a reference to Eastwood's 1965 film For a Few Dollars More (which had the Greek title Duel in El Paso), as the stadium's backdrop reminded people of images in the movie.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.euro2day.gr/news/enterprises/article/448491/opap-paradosh-neas-kerkidas-sto-stadio-kallitheas.html
  2. ^ a b "Grigoris Lambrakis Stadium". Stadia.gr.

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Coordinates: 37°57′36″N 23°42′54″E / 37.9601°N 23.7151°E / 37.9601; 23.7151