The official website for European football

Olympiakos look for stadium solution

Published: Monday 17 June 2002, 8.38CET
Olympiakos Piraeus FC hope to play their UEFA Champions League games at the Rizoupoli stadium.

UEFA.com features

The rise of Leicester and England's Jamie Vardy
  • The rise of Leicester and England's Jamie Vardy
  • Manchester City signing İlkay Gündoğan in profile
  • EURO cult heroes: 2012 – Jordi Alba
  • Camille Abily introduces champions Lyon
  • EURO history makers: 2012 - Andrés Iniesta
  • Dickenmann and Bussaglia: Wolfsburg's Lyon link
  • Prêcheur testifies to Lyon success
  • Kellermann aims for Wolfsburg hat-trick
  • Snap shot: Shevchenko rolls back the years
  • Meet Wolfsburg with captain Nilla Fischer
1 of 10
Published: Monday 17 June 2002, 8.38CET

Olympiakos look for stadium solution

Olympiakos Piraeus FC hope to play their UEFA Champions League games at the Rizoupoli stadium.

Olympiakos Piraeus FC are hoping to play their UEFA Champions League games next season at the Rizoupoli stadium, the home ground of Apollon Athens FC, who are now playing in the Greek second division.

Domestic and European needs
Ever since it was announced that Olympiakos' home stadium the OAKA Spiros Louis would close during the summer, in order to undergo renovations ahead of the the 2004 Olympic Games, the Greek champions have been searching for a stadium to meet their needs domestically and in Europe.

Renovation challenge
Initially they sought approval to play in the GSP Stadium in Limassol, Cyprus, but their request was denied. Now they hope to use the Rizoupoli. However they are faced with the challenge of a massive renovation at the stadium in order to have it meet the necessary standards for the Champions League.

Work begins
Work has already begun and on 18 June, Olympiakos will formally submit their request for the Rizoupoli to host their European games. Olympiakos officials then hope that the stadium will be ready by mid-August, just before the final inspection conducted on UEFA's behalf by by TEAM Marketing officials.

Last updated: 17/06/02 12.39CET

Related information

Team profiles

http://www.uefa.com/memberassociations/news/newsid=26580.html#olympiakos+look+stadium+solution