Ano Liossia Arena
NEW arena for the 2004 Olympics
This brand new indoor hall hosted the sports of wrestling and judo during the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games. It has a capacity of 9,300 spectators.
It is located 13 km north of the centre of Athens, in the district of Ano Liossia. Access is very easy through Attiki Odos, the Athens ring road (exit #5, signposted "Egaleo Ring, Ano Liossia"). Note that the new arena lies right next to Akratitos Stadium.
Ano Liossia Arena was designed by architects "Molfesis, Genias and associates". Works for its construction commenced in October 2001 by J&P-Avax SA. They were finished in January 2004 at a cost of about € 84 million. The arena was inaugurated on 16 January 2004, during the 2004 Athens International Judo Open.
Finally, you may see renderings and plans of the arena that were publicised some years ago, helping you to make the comparison with the "final result".
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The new Ano Liossia Arena from the west (January 2004)
The arena during the inauguration tournament (January 2004)
Outside view of Ano Liossia Arena (January 2004)
View of the arena interior from the Press seats (January 2004)
The interior of Ano Liossia Arena (January 2004)