- Address: Poseidonos Avenue, Piraeus
- Country: Hellenic Republic
- Capacity: 32,000
- Opened: 1896
- Main use: Football
- Tenants: Olympiacos (football)
Extra stadium info – Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium
The Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium is located next to the Aegean Sea and it is named after a Greek war hero. Several world famous artists performed at the stadium, which was renovated several times. It became one of the venues used for the Games of the Olympiad in 1896. It was the first edition of the world famous tournament. Participants came from Europe and the United States. In 2004, the Games of the Olympiad took place in the Hellenic Republic, commonly known as Greece, again.
The national football team of the Hellenic Republic
The national football team of the Hellenic Republic played numerous home games at the Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium. In 1994, they played their first-ever FIFA World Cup games in the United States. The national football team of the Hellenic Republic lost their three world championship games that year. In 2004, they were crowned European champions after beating the Portuguese Republic, commonly known as Portugal.
Olympiacos use the stadium for home games. The club was founded in 1925. Olympiacos is among the main Greek sports clubs. They won the Greek top-flight football league numerous times. In 1931, they were crowned Greek football champions for the first time in their history. Olympiacos have a fierce rivalry with Panathinaikos Football Club. On 8 February 1981, a football game between Olympiacos and AEK ended in a 6-0 victory for Olympiacos. 21 supporters of Olympiacos lost their lives at the Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium after the game. In memory of this stadium disaster, 21 seats are coloured black instead of red. A monument on the eastern side of the stadium bears the names of the 21 supporters who died at the venue.