Hellinikon Olympic Arena

Athens, Greece

Hellinikon Olympic Arena

The Hellinikon Olympic Indoor Arena is a multi-use sports indoor arena that is located in Elliniko, Athens, Greece. It is a part of the Hellinikon Olympic Complex, and it is located adjacent to the Helliniko Fencing Hall. It is approximately 10 miles from the Athens Olympic Village. It was built on the site of the former Hellinikon International Airport for the 2004 Summer Olympics and the 2004 Summer Paralympics.

The arena had in use its full seating capacity of 15,000 spectators for basketball, and 13,500 for handball during the 2004 Summer Olympic Games. However, only 12,500 seats were made available to the public for the basketball tournament, and only 10,700 for the handball tournament. After the Olympics, only the lower tier 8,500 seats have been made available by the arena's owners for public use. However, the arena can still hold 15,000 for basketball with the upper tier in full use. The arena is also known as the National Athletic Center Elliniko "Makis Liougas".



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