Kerkyra Stadium is a multi-purpose sports stadium located in the city of Kerkyra which is on the small island of Corfu. First opened in 1961, the stadium has a capacity of just 2,685 and hosts the home games of Greek minnows AOK Kerkyra who occasionally play in the Greek Superleague.
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Kerkyra Stadium was constructed in 1961 to form part of the National Sports Centre which was designed to be the main sporting facilities of Corfu. Municipally owned, the stadium’s capacity peaked in the 1970s when the record attendance of 5,000 was set during a match between AO Kerkyra and PAS Giannina in 1974.
The stadium has remained relatively Spartan since opening, and has only undergone a handful of renovations in the 60 years or so since it was built. Currently it consists of two stands which sit at either side of the pitch, and together they are capable of seating a total of 2,685 supporters. The main stand houses the changing room facilities was constructed first, and then it was later joined by the second stand in 1973.
The most recent renovations have all occurred since the turn of the millennium, and they include the installation of floodlights in 2003, and the creation of a canopy roof structure for the main stand in 2007. Currently there are plans to construct a new 1,230 capacity stand behind the northern goal-end which will be adjoined with the two extant sections of seating to form a horseshoe.
Progress on the expansion has been non-existent, and in 2010 a temporary stand capable of seating 200 supporters was erected in its place. Whether or not this is merely a short term solution or if it signals the fact that the project is abandoned remains to be seen. However with the Greek economy as it is, combined with AOK Kerkyra’s levels of debts the delays are likely to be the result of financial difficulties.
Below is a seating plan of Kerkyra's Kerkyra Stadium:
The Matchday Experience
If anyone knows where the away fans are usually housed please let us know so that we can update this section. There might not necessarily be an away section, in which a neutral section would do.
There’s nothing online which suggests there is a permanent club shop of Kerkyra F.C at the ground!
It doesn’t appear as if any tours are available of “Ethniko Stadio Kerkiras”, and it’s highly unlikely that there every will be.
Tickets to see AOK Kerkyra can only be purchased from the stadium before kick-off on matchdays. Sell-0ut crowds are quite rare which means tickets are available, and online ticket sales haven’t really caught on across Greece just yet.
Kerkyra Stadium is located 1.8 km south of Corfu’s main urban area and Old Forstress Town.
The stadium’s address for satnav is as follows:
Ethniko Stadio Kerkiras, Corfu 491 00, Greece
There doesn’t appear to be any on-site parking available at Ethniko Stadio Kerkiras and the surrounding areas which means you will have to park up 5-10 minutes away and walk – assuming that you have a rental car of course.
The island of Corfu lacks its own railway infrastructure and is instead links by two main stretches of motorway: GR-24 north and Gr-25 south.
Airports and Flying
Corfu International Airport is literally adjacent to Kerkyra Stadium which means the island is very Football Tripper friendly. A number of low cost airlines fly out of the airport so you can usually pick up some cheap flights – particularly out of the tourist season.
Located on a famous tourist island there are numerous accommodation options on hand including the Hotel Dalia, and Bretagne Hotels which are situated either side of Kerkyra Stadium.
Back towards the historic centre which overlooks the Marina there are plenty of places to stay such as Corfu Palace Hotel, Arcadion Hotel, Bella Venezia Hotel and the cheap as chips Hotel Atlantis.