|Asteras Tripolis Stadium|
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|Capacity: 7,616 (seated)|
The stadium is located in the city of Tripoli, in the region of Peloponnese, 160 km south-west of Athens. You may also get there by train. The stadium itself is located in the east part of Tripoli. If you drive into the city from Athens, exit the motorway to "Tripoli" and continue for 1.5 km until you reach a set of traffic lights. Turn left towards "Sparti, Kalamata" and after 300m, just as you pass by a police station, you will see a sign pointing left to "Gipedo Astera" (meaning Asteras Stadium). Turn left, drive over the train rails, and you will get to the stadium after about 1 km.
|Built in: 1979 (Latest redevelopment in 2010)|
|Record attendance: 6,150 (Asteras Tripolis FC vs Olympiacos CFP, on 27/11/2011)|
|Home of: Asteras Tripolis FC (Superleague)|
More data: The stadium has today a totally different look than it had before 2005. Up until then, only a small stand existed. The new owners of Asteras have invested large amounts of money in the club and one of the results was the transformation of their stadium:
- The east stand was first constructed in 2005. It seats 2,488 spectators and also houses the club offices, its museum, a VIP lounge etc.
- Following the club's promotion to the Superleague in 2007, the west stand was constructed. It has 1,447 seats and also houses the press booths. A small south stand was also built.
- A new fully covered north stand was constructed in 2008, holding 2,016 seats.
- In 2010 the south stand was expanded, tripling in size. It now has 1,665 seats, which are usually allocated to away fans.
Plans for the future are even more ambitious, as they involve the construction of a whole sports complex in the area around the existing stadium. The project includes four football fields (two of which have already been constructed), basketball & tennis courts, a sports hostel and even a 4-star hotel. The center piece will be a brand new 13,000-seater stadium. For the time being, the field of this stadium (which lies just east of the existing one) has been constructed and is used as a training venue by Asteras.
The stadium is owned by AGS Asteras Tripolis amateur club.