AEK owner Melissanidis satisfied with stadium progress

AEK owner Melissanidis satisfied with stadium progress

AEK Athens owner Dimitris Melissanidis paid a visit to the Nea Filadelfia region of the Greek capital on Thursday, inspecting the ongoing construction of the club’s new Agia Sofia Stadium.

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Built on the same location where the demolished Nikos Goumas Stadium once stood, the Agia Sofia Stadium will become AEK’s “new” home in Nea Filadelfia, a region situated to the north of Athens. AEK only received planning permission in July 2017, but it is expected that the stadium’s construction will be completed in 2019. 

To Melissanidis’ satisfaction, the process is coming along nicely in Nea Filadelfia. Notable progress in the arena’s construction is clear for all to see, with the foundations ready and preparations continuing for the first level of the stadium to be put in place. During Thursday’s meeting at the site, AEK boss Melissanidis was informed about the project’s achievements so far, the timescale of the construction, all technical details and the next steps which are to be taken. 

According to reports from Gazzetta, Melissanidis told the project’s organisers “Let’s get this finished as soon as possible,” indicating his intentions for AEK to play at the Agia Sofia Stadium no later than originally planned. 


On their official social networking accounts, AEK posted photographs of a blessing from the Panagia Soumela Monastery which was placed at the construction site. AEK also attached a video covering Melissanidis’ visit and the meeting which took place between the Enosis boss and the developers.

by Shaun Nicolaides
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