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Kaftanzoglio Stadium
Καυτανζόγλειο στάδιο
Full name Ethniko Stadion "Lysimachos Kaftanzoglou"
Location Thessaloniki, Greece
Public transit Panepistimio metro station (Thessaloniki) (2020)
Owner Hellenic Olympic Committee
Operator City of Thessaloniki
Capacity 27,770
Field size 105 x 68 m
Surface Grass
Scoreboard Yes
Built 1960
Opened 27 October 1960
Renovated 2004
Construction cost 45,000,000
Architect G.Pantzaris
Iraklis (1960–2002, 2004–)
Doxa Drama (2011–2012)
1972–73 European Cup Winners' Cup
Mediterranean Games 1991
Football at the 2004 Summer Olympics
IAAF Meeting 2006
European Cup 2006
IAAF World Athletics Final 2009
Veria F.C. 2013
Exterior view
Outside view

Kaftanzoglio Stadium (Greek: Καυτανζόγλειο στάδιο) is a sports stadium in Thessaloniki, Greece. The stadium was built with money donated by the Kaftanzoglou Foundation, hence its name. At the time of its opening on 27 October 1960, the stadium was one of the highest quality stadiums in the Balkans.[2] It currently has 27,770 seats, owing to a comprehensive renovation before reopening to host football matches for the 2004 Summer Olympics, which was centred in Athens.To Therma Service Josh Anthracite Long Allen Youth Limited 17 Sleeve Salute Football Stitched Bills Jersey It was the largest stadium in Greece until 1982, but has since been surpassed in capacity by the Olympic Stadium in Athens.

It has been the home stadium of Iraklis Thessaloniki F.C. since 1960.

On 15 October 1969, the attendance record was set with 47,458 fans present for a FIFA World Cup qualifying match, witnessing Greece defeat Switzerland by a 4–1 score. In 1973 it hosted the European Cup Winners Cup Final, which resulted in a 1–0 victory for A.C. Milan over Leeds United.

Athletics events[edit]

The stadium regularly plays host to athletics events; it features the European Athletics Association event "Olympic Meeting Thessaloniki" every year; it hosted the Greek national championships in 2009, and it has been used for both athletics at the Mediterranean Games and the European Cup in athletics. It was the host stadium for the 2009 IAAF World Athletics Final.[2]


  1. ^ "Kaftanzoglio Stadium - Thessaloniki, Greece". Retrieved 2011-12-19.
  2. ^ a b FACILITIES – KAFTANZOGLIO STADIUM Archived 2009-08-28 at the Wayback Machine. IAAF World Athletics Final Thessaloniki. Retrieved on 2009-09-08.
  3. ^ 2004 Summer Olympics official report. Archived 2008-08-19 at the Wayback Machine Volume 2. p. 324.

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Preceded by
Camp Nou
UEFA Cup Winners Cup
Final Venue

Succeeded by
De Kuip

Coordinates: 40°37′31.79″N 22°58′1.21″E / 40.6254972°N 22.9670028°E / 40.6254972; 22.9670028