Skoda Xanthi Arena
is a football ground built by Skoda Xanthi in Xanthi
. It was built over the course of ten months in 2004
. It is a ground used for matches and is the home ground of Skoda Xanthi FC. It holds up to 7,422 spectators, with 80% of the seats under the roof. The stadium was built because of a disagreement between FC Skoda Xanthi and the amateur club of Skoda Xanthi. It is situated in an area where the club had built its training facilities (Skoda Xanthi athletic center).
The stadium's official capacity is 7,422 (all seated). It only has three stands, the fourth was promised but this never materialised, so there are boards behind the goal at one end.
The stadium is located near Pigadia
, a village 5 km east of Xanthi. This city is in the region of Thrace
(230 km east of Thessaloniki
The average attendance in the matches is about 5,500 people. The peak attendance was 6,410 in a game against PAOK FC
. (Skoda Xanthi FC vs PAOK FC – on 28/8/2005)