Agia Sofia in final stages before construction begins
Construction of AEK’s new stadium, Agia Sofia, could very well begin in the next month after recent developments.
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According to recent developments, the elevation study for Agia Sofia has been approved and is in the hands of those in charge of AEK’s stadium project. The approval of the elevation study was the final obstacle before obtaining the official building license, which is expected to be ready in 20 days.
Once the building license is made official, construction will be underway! AEK president Dimitris Melissanidis met with his colleagues a few days ago and made it clear that he does not want to waste a single day once the building license is in his hands.
According to the plan, the first stages of construction will be to excavate the holding of the stadium and will last 4-6 months. Four construction companies have made offers to proceed with the excavations including Aktor, Terna, and J&P Avax. In the meantime, contact will be made with the District regarding the construction of subway routes underneath the streets of Patriarchou Konstantinou and Fokon for easy access to the stadium.
The capacity of the stadium is set to be 31,400 seats despite initial hopes for a capacity of 33,500 seats.
The historic stadium in Nea Filadelfia has been a dream of AEK fans since 2003 and it looks as if the final steps are being taken to make this happen before the first bulldozers begin the construction process in just under a month.