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Olympic Stadium (Athens) (Athens 2004)

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Rare postcard.....rough condition!!


Athens, Greece

Olympic Stadium, Olympiakó Stádio), is a stadium that is part of the Athens Olympic Sports Complex. It is also known as the Athens Olympic Stadium and Spiridon "Spiros" Louis Stadium, named after the man to win the first (modern) Olympic marathon race in 1896.

It was extensively renovated in time for the 2004 Summer Olympics, including a roof designed by Santiago Calatrava that was added atop the sidelines. The roof was completed just in time for the opening of the Games, and the stadium was then officially re-opened on July 30, 2004. It hosted the athletics events and the football final at the 2004 Summer Olympics. It also hosted the opening ceremony on August 13, 2004, and the closing ceremony on August 29, 2004. The stadium's attendance was reduced to 71,030 for the Olympics, the initial capacity was some 75,000, though only 56,700 seats were made publicly available for the track and field events and slightly more for the football final. The turf system consists of natural grass in modular containers which incorporate irrigation and drainage systems.

The Olympic Stadium has been used at various times as a home ground by the three major football clubs of Athens, Olympiacos Piraeus, Panathinaikos and AEK Athens. The record attendance of the stadium for a football match has been 75,263 in a clash between Olympiacos and Hamburg on November 3, 1983.

The stadium hosted the 2007 UEFA Champions League Final on May 23, 2007 between Milan and Liverpool, which was won 2-1 by the former. This stadium also hosted the 1994 UEFA Champions League Final also won by Milan, the 1983 European Cup Final as well as the 1987 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup Final.

Unused (but in rough condition) 5" x 7" jumbo size chrome postcard.

Dist. by Greco Card, Ltd

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