Peristeri Stadium also referred to as Atromitos Stadium is a multi-purpose sports arena located in the suburban municipality of Athens, Peristeri. First opened in 1970, the ground is home to local team Atromitos Football Club, and there is enough seats for 10,200 fans.
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Before moving into their current home, Atromitos played football at the “Bravery Stadium” which was located within a run down “shanty town” known as Evangelistria. The club moved to their current location in 1953, however it wouldn’t fully develop into Peristeri Stadium until 1970 when the 6,000 capacity grandstand was erected to compliment the smaller stand and changing rooms.
After the addition of the Curva Sud in the late 1970s, the stadium became horse-shoe in shape as the three distinct stands mirrored the oval shape of the athletics track. The stadium’s capacity peaked on 11th January 1981 when the record attendance of 13,099 was set during a game against Greek giants Olympiacos F.C.
Municipally owned, the local council renovated Peristeri Stadium in 2001 so that it could be used as a training base for the 2004 Olympics set to be held in Athens. This saw a running track upgraded with an all-weather material, and the installation of more powerful floodlights. Further renovations came about during the Summer 2005 when Atromitos merged with Halkidona, and the club were fortuitously promoted to the Greek Superleague.
Falling short of the league’s stadium requirements, Peristeri Stadium underwent significant refurbishment including the erection of a new northern goal-end stand, installation of blue plastic seating throughout all stands, replacement of the pitch, and improved matchday facilities for both the players and members of the press. Most recently the West Stand became covered with the addition of a roof in 2009.
The highest level of football played at Peristeri Stadium to date has undoubtedly been qualification matches of the Europa League, although Atromitos have yet to progress to the group stages. During the 2006/2007 season they faced eventual winners Sevilla, and recently they have faced Newcastle United in 2012/2013, and AZ Alkmaar in 2013/2014.
Below is a seating plan of Atromitos's Peristeri Stadium:
Peristeri Stadium is comprised of four stands: North, East, South and West.
Click the thumbnails above to enlarge an image of each stand and to read a more detailed description of each part of the stadium.
The Matchday Experience
Based on our experience if we had to guess we would say that the away fans are housed within the north stand. It would be the logical place to house any visiting supporters because it is separate from the rest of the ground and the smallest individual part of Peristeri Stadium.
We can’t find any information regarding an Atromitios Fan Shop at Peristeri Stadium so one probably doesn’t exist. You may wish to visit the club’s official online store if you’re not going to attend a match where merchandise is usually available to buy.
It doesn’t appear as if either Atromitos or the local council have ever offered tours of Peristeri Stadium, and it’s unlikely that they ever will.
Tickets are available to purchase online for most matches however it’s much more common to pick up individual match tickets at the stadium on matchdays before kick-off.
As there’s no price list available on the web it’s impossible to list exact prices however don’t expect to pay much more than €15.00 for entrance into the ground.
The stadium sits within Peristeri which is suburb of Athens located approximately 5.3 km north west of the historic centre.
The stadium’s address for satnav is as follows:
- Kresnas 82, Peristeri 121 31, Greece
Located in a dense urban neighbourhood there aren’t any on-site car parks at the stadium which means you will have to contend with street parking around Peristeri.
The closest metro stop to the stadium is AGIOS ANTO?NIOS which is the third stop from the Larissa Metro Station which is adjoined to the central railway station.
Athens Central Station is predictably located back within the city centre with no overground services to Peristeri available – the metro system notwithstanding.
Airports and Flying
Athens International Airport – the largest airport in Greece is located less than 30km south east of the city centre, and is accessible via the metro system.
Predominantly a residential neighbourhood which lacks the commercial sensibilities of inner Athens, you won’t really find any hotels within the Peristeri district.
You will however find plenty of accommodation options in the area around Athens Railway Station including familiar and well priced names such as Best Western, Radisson Blu and Novotel Athens.