|Sporting Indoor Hall|
Location: It is located in Patissia, a district north of the Athens city centre. To get there by car, use Patission St (the road that the Archaeological Museum is on). Drive north and 3 km after the museum you will come to the traffic lights of Sarantaporou St. Turn left into Sarantaporou, and you'll see the hall on your left.
The easiest way to get there is the Metro. Use line 1 to "Aghios Eleftherios"; the indoor hall is just 50m away. Another option is to use trolley-bus #3 from central Athens. This will drop you off on Patission (the correct stop is "Sotiriadou") and you'll have to walk about 200m along Sarantaporou to reach Sporting Indoor Hall.
|Built in: 1968|
|Home of: A.O.Sporting B.C. (Â Division), AEK Athens B.C. (A1 Division)|
More data: The hall was home of Panathinaikos B.C. from 2002 to 2004, as the Olympic Sports Hall was being upgraded for the Olympic Games. The tiny gym has been recently renovated (air-conditioning was the latest addition), but it still remains a true "fossil" of Greek basketball's distant past. It is really a disgrace that such a big club as Panathinaikos had to play there, even if it was just for a couple of seasons. Sporting's only positive point is its cosiness. Fans can hear (and even take part in) dirty talk between players!
|The indoor hall is owned by A.O.Sporting.|