Club: FC Panionios GSS | Opening: 1939 | Capacity: 11,700 seats
History and description
Nea Smyrni Stadium was built in 1939. The stadium was initially completely uncovered, mainly consisted of terraces, and could hold approximately 20,000 fans.
Capacity got reduced in the late 1990s when the stadium got converted into an all-seater. Further refurbishments were made in the following years, including a roof and VIP facilities on the main stand.
The stadium has the shape of a horseshoe as there is no stand at the northern end.
How to get to Nea Smyrni
Nea Smyrni Stadium is located in the Nea Smyrni area about 4 kilometres south of the city centre of Athens.
It would take about 45 minutes to walk from the southern edge of the city centre (south of the Acropolis) to the stadium, or 30 minutes from metro station Neos Kosmos, which is on line M2.
With less walking, the stadium can be reached by tram or bus. Tram line T4 and T5 connect the city centre with the stadium. You can catch the tram from Syntagma Square, or, for example, from Leoforos Vouliagmenis in the south of the centre. Get off at stop Megalou Alexandrou, from where it’s a small walk to the stadium. The journey from Syntagma takes 17 minutes. Line T4 continues to Piraeus’ Karaiskakis Stadium.
Alternatively, bus 10 passes the stadium on Leof. Andrea Siggrou avenue. One can catch the bus in the southern part of Athens’ city centre (on the same avenue). Get off at stop ΣΚΡΑ or ΧΡΥΣΑΚΗ. The stadium lies a few blocks away to the left. Bus 106 furthermore can be taken from the same spot as bus 10. Get off at stop ΛΕΟΝΤΕΙΟΣ, which is one block from the stadium.
Address: Chrisostomou 1, 171 22 Athens, Greece
Eat, drink, and sleep near Nea Smyrni Stadium
Nea Smyrni Stadium is located in a typically Greek dense residential neighbourhood. It won’t be too hard to find a local restaurant, in particular in the area north of the stadium.
There are few hotels in the area around the stadium, though the well-rated Athens Avenue Hotel and Athens Atrium Hotel, and the basic Hellenis Hotel are all at reasonable walking distance (15-20 minutes). A little further away and if you’ve got more money to spare, there’s the Athenaeum Intercontinental.
Tickets for Panionios matches can be bought at the ticket office at the stadium from a few days before the match.
Tickets are also generally available on the gate on the day of the match. Restrictions can apply for a few high-profile matches.
Ticket prices depend on the opponent, but typically range from €10.00 to €30.00.