data: The stadium's name in Greek is Panepirotiko Stadio,
which means "stadium of the whole Epirus". It is part of
the Panepirotan National
Sports Centre, which was inaugurated on 28/8/2002 at a cost of
over € 10 million.
The Panepirotan has been an issue of strong debate in the local community.
Many people believe it is too small for the needs of Ioannina and
wanted a stadium of 20-30,000 capacity to be built. However, we consider
this to be a mistake. The stadium is surrounded by 2 additional football
fields, 2 five-a-side fields, 5 basketball, 2 volleyball, 1 handball
and 4 tennis courts. There are also 500 parking spaces. The Panepirotan
is a complete sports centre and can be of huge benefit to the community
of Ioannina. This is far more important than the existance of stands
that would be filled perhaps once every year (Ioannina also has Zossimades
Stadium). The critics do however have a point, when they note
the inflated amount that the Panepirotan eventually cost.
The Panepirotan Stadium is owned by the General Secretariat of Sports.