- Address: Kifissia Avenue, Athens
- Country: Hellenic Republic
- Capacity: 75,000
- Opened: 1982
- Main use: Football
- Tenants: AEK (football)
Extra stadium info – Olympic Stadium
The construction of the Olympic Stadium started in 1979. It is used for several events, like athletics, concerts and football. Various world famous artists performed at the stadium. The national football team of the Hellenic Republic, commonly known as Greece, played numerous home games at the venue. In 2004, they were crowned European football champions for the first time in their history. The Olympic Stadium was inaugurated by Konstantinos Karamanlis, a former Greek president. It was the main venue for the Games of the Olympiad in August 2004. The opening ceremony and the closing ceremony were both held at the Olympic Stadium.
The European championship for football clubs
The Olympic Stadium hosted its first-ever final of the European championship for football clubs in 1983, when 73,000 people showed up for the game between the German side HSV and the Italian side Juventus. The Germans won the game 1-0, which resulted in their first-ever European championship title. The second final of the European championship for football clubs at the Olympic Stadium was won 2-1 by the Italian side AC Milan after beating the English side Liverpool FC. The game took place on 23 May 2007. 63,000 spectators attended the UEFA Champions League final.
Football clubs from the Hellenic Republic
AEK use the venue for home games. The club was founded in 1924 by Greek refugees from Constantinople. In 1939, they were crowned Greek football champions for the first time in their history after defeating Iraklis. AEK won the Greek top-flight football league in 1993 for the 10th time in their history. The Greek football giants AEK, Olympiacos and Panathinaikos FC played numerous home games at the Olympic Stadium. They played their first home games at the venue in the 1980s. Olympiacos became the first Greek club with 20 top-flight football league titles, followed by Panathinaikos Football Club.