(Grigorios Lamprakis stadium or El Paso) is a multi-use stadium
, Greece. It is currently used mostly for football
matches and is the home stadium of Kallithea FC
. The stadium holds 6,450 and was built in 1970.It is located on Lambraki Street and has public transport connections from the Metro (line 2), Syngrou-Fix station, bus #910 and trolley-bus #1 or #5 from Athens city centre. The stadium is owned by the Municipality of Kallithea.
The stadium has one big south stand and one smaller on its north corner (usually allocated to away fans). The big stand was partly rebuilt some years ago, as it had been damaged by an earthquake. The whole stadium has changed to the better since the home club's promotion to the 1st Division in 2002. The stadium became an all-seater, with new lights and a brand new roof which was constructed over part of the main stand.
A new east curved stand was supposed to also be part of those works, but plans had to be drawn again from scratch because of technical problems. Its construction is now scheduled to be finished by winter 2006, adding about 2,500 seats to the stadium's capacity (see the News section for a report). Kallithea Stadium has been chosen as the official training venue for referees of the football tournament during the 2004 Olympic Games. Read More