Xanthi FC Arena
Xanthi FC Arena is a football ground built by Xanthi F.C. in Xanthi, Thrace, Greece. It was built over the course of ten months in 2004. It holds up to 7,244 spectators, with 80% of the seats under the roof. The stadium was built because of a disagreement between then FC Skoda Xanthi and the amateur club AO Xanthi. It is situated in an area where the club had built its training facilities (Xanthi Athletic Center). The stadium was officially inaugurated by the Brazilian legend Pelé on May 12, 2005.
The pitch and secondary stand
|Location||Pigadia, Xanthi, Greece|
|Owner||Xanthi F.C. Holdings Inc.|
|Broke ground||October 21, 2003|
|Opened||May 30, 2004|
|Construction cost||€ 6,500,000|
The stadium's official capacity is 7,244 (all seated). It only has three stands, the fourth was promised but this never materialised, so there are boards behind the goal at one end.
The average attendance in the matches is about 1,500 people. The recorded peak attendance was 6,642 in a game against Panathinaikos for the 14th day of the championship of 2006/07 on 20 January 2007, although the unofficial highest attendance is believed to be achieved on the 26th day of the championship of 2018/19 against PAOK on 31 March 2019, when overcrowded PAOK fans flooded every corner of the stadium.
- "Pelé: "The most modern sports center"". sport-fm.gr. Retrieved 13 May 2005.
- Xanthi FC website
- Xanthi Arena page on the official club website (in Greek)
- Xanthi Arena pics stadia.gr