Spyros Kyprianou Athletic Center
The Spyros Kyprianou Athletic Center (Greek: Αθλητικό Κέντρο "Σπύρος Κυπριανού"), also known as Palais des sports, is the biggest multi-dynamic indoor athletic arena in Cyprus. Opened in 2005, it is named after the late president of Cyprus, Spyros Kyprianou.
Palais des sports
|Location||Kato Polemidia, Limassol, Cyprus|
|Owner||Cyprus Sport Organisation - CSO (Greek: Κυπριακός Οργανισμός Αθλητισμού)|
|Field size||80m x 80m|
|Broke ground||November 2002|
|Construction cost||CYP 8,5 million |
(EUR 14,5 million)
|Architect||Theocharis David, FAIA|
|Project manager||Lysandros Kyriakou|
|Structural engineer||Kal Engineering|
|Services engineer||M-E Engineers|
|AEK Karava VC |
Aris Limassol BC (women)
Nea Salamis VC
This project was conducted by the Cyprus Sports Organisation and was constructed north of the city of Limassol near Kato Polemidia and by the side of Limassol–Troodos road. Construction of the project began in late 2002 and was completed at the end of 2005 at a total cost of approximately CY£8.5 million.
The centre already hosted major sports events like the FIBA Europe all-star game in 2006 and 2007. It also played host to the Cyprus Rally headquarters in 2005 and 2006. The arena itself hosted the media and rally organisers while the parking lot was the area for the competing WRC teams.
The arena hosted the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2008. The shuttle of the centre can host more than 6,255 spectators and at least 42 wheelchair spots. Moreover, the centre is used especially for the sport events of local schools in Limassol greater area.