Club: AEK FC | Capacity: 33,000 seats | Scheduled opening: 2021 | Status: under construction
Agia Sofia Stadium currently under construction new stadium of AEK. It is being built at the site of their old Nikos Goumas Stadium, which they left in 2004 for OAKA Stadium as it failed to pass safety requirements.
Following their move to OAKA Stadium, AEK presented various plans to build a new stadium at the site of their old stadium, which it still owned, but each time failed to find the required funding. The current plans were officially presented in October 2013.
The club initially stated to want to start construction works early 2014, but this got delayed due to environmental impact concerns and it took until 2018 for works to start. The stadium is expected to be completed in time for the start of the 2021/22 season.
Agia Sofia Stadium will have a capacity of 33,000 seats divided over two tiers with a total of 40 VIP Boxes. Its design is inspired on Byzantine architecture.
The project is currently referred to as Agia Sofia Stadium, but it is expected that a naming sponsor will be sought that can cover for some of the construction costs, which are expected to amount to €65 million.