Its been a busy couple of weeks for me, traveling, essays, exams… But that’s all done now, at least for a little while. A lot has happened since my last post. We beat Triglia Rafinas 3-0 (goals by Dacol, Cordero, and Bresevic). Decent goals, and if I remember correctly we had 20,000 supporters in the stands. Impressive numbers yet again for a third division side
Since the match last weekend, management also held an event for the press and supporters (I believe it was open to the public? Not certain about that, but I know it was at least streamed live) where they showed detailed images and plans of what the stadium will look like, and I must admit, I’m pretty excited! It looks like its actually happening this time.
What they’ve showed so far is pretty grand and impressive. If they do in fact plan on making everything they say they want to make, then it is going to be a pretty incredible stadium. Not only does the outside resemble Agia Sofia to a degree, the inside also does, maybe even more than the exterior of the stadium.
As has been mentioned in the past, the stadium will also have a museum dedicated to the refugees which should hopefully be an incredible place to visit, and will help remind generations to come why people have continued to support this team through everything it’s been through.
In addition to the museum, I believe there will also be a museum for AEK, a press room, various suites, and from the looks of it, a cafe/bar designed to look like a Greek “kafeneio” from Konstantinoupoli.
The video below is well worth watching. It shows some footage of Konstantinoupoli, as well as footage of the “Nao” which used to be in Nea Filadelfia, and also discusses the history of AEK and what was once our stadium. After that it goes on to show in pretty good detail what our new stadium should hopefully look like some day soon.
I know somewhere on AEK365 there were images of the stadium as well, but I can’t seem to find the link at the moment. If I come across though, I’ll post it up here.