Theodoros Kolokotronis Stadium, formerly known as Asteras Tripolis Stadium after the team (Asteras Tripoli F.C.) which resides there, is purpose built football stadium located in Tripoli, Greece. Dating back to 1979, the 7,616 capacity ground primarily hosts football matches of the Greek Super League.
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Asteras Tripoli Stadium Guide
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Theodoros Kolokotronis Stadium History
The stadium as we know it today dates back to as recently as 2005 when the new owners of Asteras invested in the playing facilities then known as the Asteras Tripolis Stadium. Originally consisting of just a single dilapidated stand, the stadium has grown in tandem with the club’s 2007 promotion The Superliga – the top flight of Greek Football.
The consolidation of their league place and third place highest ever league finish in 2012/2013 season has allowed the club to invest more money into creating a better match day experience and as a result, success on the pitch has really helped the Kolokotronis become a successful pitch, or stadium.
In 2012 on the 22nd of November the stadium was renamed in honour of Greek War of Independence hero Theodoros Kolokotronis, and fans home the club continue on its upward trajectory.
The club have long harboured plans to create an ambitious 13,000 capacity modern day sports complex in the unused land surrounding the stadium, but as of yet progress is slow with the ground still currently just used as a training ground and reserve matches for Asteras Tripoli.
Theodoros Kolokotronis Stadium Away Section
Away fans are housed in the south stand which is uncovered although the Greek Mediterranean climate hardly makes this much of a hardship, unless you want to avoid getting a tan that is.
Asteras Tripoli Club Shop
We’re unsure if there is a club shop located at the stadium, so instead your advised to instead visit the club’s official online store, The Star Store.
Can you take a stadium Tour?
It doesn’t appear as if The Arcadians currently offer fans the chance to undertake a stadium tour of Kolokotronis. If this changes, we’ll be sure to update this section.
In the meantime there is a museum located within the East Stand which could be worth checking out.
How to buy Asteras Tripoli Tickets
If you’re not a season ticket holder, individual tickets to see Asteras Tripolis can be purchased in the weeks leading up to each match with the website announcing the exact date tickets will go on sale to the general public.
Depending on where you sit tickets will typically set you back either €15 or €10 euros with the club insisting that each ticket be used by the person who purchased it – this means that tickets are non-transferable and you should bring your ID to the ground to guarantee entrance to the stadium, and to ensure that you do not miss the match.
How to get to Theodoros Kolokotronis Stadium
Where is Theodoros Kolokotronis Stadium?
The football team are based in the town of Tripoli, Arcadia which is a municipality of just 47,000 people located in the region of Peloppenese which is the southern Peninusla of Greece which sometimes can be mistaken for a large island.
If you are driving from the capital city of Athens the following directions may help you:
- Take the “Tripoli Exit” and follow this road for 1.5 km until you reach a set of distinctive traffic lights.
- Turn left in the direction of “Sparti, Kalamata” and after 300m once you’ve passed a police station you should see a sign for the stadium (“Gipedo Astera”).
- Follow this by turning left, proceed over the train tracks when it is safe to do so and then you will arrive at the stadium after less than 1km.
There appears to be three moderately sized car parks along the Amiklon main road which runs adjacent to the stadium, however there’s no official information regarding prices or if you can even use them!
Train - Public Transport
Tripoli sits on the Corinth-Kalamata railway line with services operated by the Hellenic Railways Organisation (OSE). As the city is located at the centre of Peloponnese it was historically regarded as a transport hub, but that doesn’t really remain true today.
Hotels Near Theodoros Kolokotronis Stadium
There are at least half a dozen accommodation options within the small city centre with three of the most reputable ones appearing to be Hotel Arcadia, Galaxy Hotel and Mainalon resort.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who plays at Theodoros Kolokotronis Stadium?
Greek side Asteras Tripoli play their home matches at Theodoros Kolokotronis Stadium.
What is the capacity of Theodoros Kolokotronis Stadium?
As of 2021 Theodoros Kolokotronis Stadium has an official seating capacity of 7,616 for Football matches.
When was Theodoros Kolokotronis Stadium opened?
Theodoros Kolokotronis Stadium officially opened in 1955 and is home to Asteras Tripoli
What is the postcode for Theodoros Kolokotronis Stadium?
The postcode for Theodoros Kolokotronis Stadium is 221 00.
Are there any Covid restrictions at the stadium?
Covid Restrictions may be in place when you visit Theodoros Kolokotronis Stadium in 2021. Please visit the official website of Asteras Tripoli for full information on changes due to the Coronavirus.