Kessariani Stadium
"Michalis Kritikopoulos"
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Capacity: 4,851 (seated)
The stadium is located in Kessariani, a district 4 km east of the Athens city centre. To get there by car, drive along Vassileos Alexandrou St, in front of the Hilton. Keep going until you reach a set of traffic lights at the junction with Imittou St. You must cross into Ethnikis Antistaseos St, the main street of Kessariani. The stadium is at the far end of this road, after the last houses of the district. If you are not in central Athens, you may use Imittos Ring Road and exit the motorway towards "Kessariani". Drive on for about 1 km and you will get to the stadium.
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Alternatively, you may use line 3 of the Metro and get off at "Evangelismos". From there take either bus #223 or #224 to their terminus, which is right outside Kessariani Stadium.
Built in: 1998
Record attendance: 4,000 (Ethnikos Asteras FC vs Olympiacos CFP - on 28 January 2001)
Home of: Alimos FC (Football League), Ethnikos Asteras FC (Local League)
More data: Kessariani Municipal (formerly "National") Stadium is located at the east edge of Athens, on the foothills of Mt Imittos, in an old quarry. The stadium is part of a sports centre which also includes a training ground, a five-a-side field and also an indoor hall. It should be noted that Vyronas Stadium is only 500m away, on the other side of the steep hill that rises over Kessariani Stadium.

The stadium is named after Michalis Kritikopoulos, a great football player of the 1970s who came from Kessariani and played for Ethnikos Asteras and Olympiakos. Kritikopoulos died in 2002, while playing a charity game with Olympiakos veterans on the island of Andros.

Ethnikos Asteras FC moved in 1998 to the (then) newly built Kessariani Stadium from their historic home, Near East Stadium (next to the namesake indoor hall). The new stadium initially had only two stands, the east and the west, holding 1,815 and 1,512 spectators respectively. Construction of a third north stand, behind one of the goals, commenced in 2001, but works didn't finish before 2005. The new stand added 1,524 seats to the stadium's total capacity.
The stadium is owned by the Municipality of Kessariani.
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Kessariani Municipal Stadium - Click to enlarge!
The west stand - Click to enlarge!
The east stand, with Mt Imittos in the background - Click to enlarge!
The new north stand of the stadium - Click to enlarge!