Tsirio Stadium (Greek: Τσίρειο Στάδιο) is an all seater multi-purpose stadium in Limassol, Cyprus. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home ground of AEL Limassol, Apollon Limassol and Aris Limassol.
|Full name||Tsirio Athletic Centre|
|Owner||Cyprus Sport Organisation - CSO (Greek: Κυπριακός Οργανισμός Αθλητισμού)|
|Field size||67m x 105m|
|AEL Limassol (1975–present)|
Apollon Limassol (1975–present)
Aris Limassol (1975–present)
APEP Pitsilias (2008–2010)
The football pitch is surrounded by an athletics track and serves as the home ground to the Limassol Athletics Club GSO (Gymnastikos Syllogos Olympia).
In the past, especially in 1990s, it was used as the home ground for the Cyprus national football team. The stadium holds 13,331 people and was built in 1975 with the help of the generous contributor and great philanthropist, Mr. Petros I. Tsiros, a very generous benevolent benefactor and humanitarian of Cyprus, thus the name of the stadium. The stadium was built and opened in 1975 to replace the aging GSO Stadium.
Few matches of the 1992 UEFA European Under-16 Football Championship, which was hosted in Cyprus, were played in Tsirio including the two semifinals of the competition on May 14, 1992. In the semifinals, Spain beat Portugal 3-1 and the same day in the other match, Germany beat Italy 6-5 on penalties, after a 0-0 draw. Through these matches, Spain and Germany qualified for the final. The stadium also hosted some Cyprus Super Cup and Cypriot Cup finals.
The construction of a new stadium in Limassol will start soon and the new stadium is expected to be built until 2021 replacing Tsirio Stadium.
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