Xanthi FC Arena
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|
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 is a ground used for matches and is the home ground of Skoda Xanthi FC. It holds up to 7,244 spectators, with 80% of the seats under the roof. The stadium was built because of a disagreement between 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 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 peak attendance was 6,642 in a game against Panathinaikos. (Skoda Xanthi FC vs Panathinaikos FC – on 20 January 2007)
- "Pelé: "The most modern sports center"". sport-fm.gr. Retrieved 13 May 2005.