data: The construction of TEI Indoor Hall commenced in 1999, but
it took over 5 years for it to be finished, due to various problems
that had to do with the financing of the project. The total cost
for the completion of the hall reached about € 5.5 million.
You may see some older
photos that were previously on this page and show the progress
of works during construction. Also, have a look at the hall's plans
that were publicised some years ago, helping you to make the comparison
with the "final result".
The indoor hall's capacity may be further increased by 300 seats,
through the addition of an extra lower tier. The sports complex also
includes a 500-seat theatre as well as a restaurant for the students
of TEI Crete (the dormitories of the campus are located nearby).
It was initially planned that Iraklio Basketball Club would move into
TEI Indoor Hall, until the new Heraklion
Arena was ready. Unfortunately, since the hall's inauguration
in mid-2004, no professional team has used it. The main problem has
to do with its operational costs, for which neither TEI's administration
nor the Ministry of Sports seem willing to take the burden.