Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium

Nestled in the port city of Thessaloniki under the hot Greek sun lies the Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium, home of well-followed Greek football club, Aris Thessaloniki.

Originally built in 1951 the Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium (also known as the Harilaou Ground or Aris Stadium) has had several renovations including modernisation work in 2004, when it was used as a training ground for the Summer Olympics. The most obvious change from the renovations in 2004 is the new roofed grandstand. The stadium had new seats installed too, which are in the club colours of yellow and black.

With an all-seater capacity of 22,800 the stadium can also boast facilities including dressing rooms, gym, swimming pool, VIP boxes and lounge, restaurant with pitch view and press rooms. With no running track the Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium is a pure football stadium with seating built right up to the pitch for a close and intense atmosphere.

A view of Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium from Google Earth