Antonis Papadopoulos (Greek: Γήπεδο 'Αντώνης Παπαδόπουλος') is an all-seater football stadium in the city of Larnaca. The first phase of the stadium was completed in 1986.
The ground is the home of Anorthosis Famagusta it is currently that of the Cyprus national football team. The ground bears the name of an Anorthosis benefactor. The initial capacity of the ground was about 6,000 but gradually increased during the years to 11,930. After a major recondition in 1997, capacity reduced to 11,930 (all seated). In 2005 the east stand was named the 'Quality Stand' after the club's main sponsor. The Quality Stand is a two-storey affair which holds the newly-built VIP Boxes (upper storey), Press Room, Dressing Rooms, Bar, etc.
In 2006 the stadium went through another recondition including the building of VIP Boxes in the upper section of west stand, the launching of the automatic ticketing issue and entrance system, the replacement of the metal front fence with clear plexiglass for security reasons and for maximum field view. Also some other facitities are offered in the west stand such as new restrooms, bar, fan's shop etc. After new work on the stadium in 2008, the capacity has increased to 11,930.
Anorthosis and the other Famagusta team, Nea Salamis FC, used to play until 1974 in G.S.E. Stadium in Famagusta. After Anorthosis became a 'refugee team' following the Turkish invasion of Cyprus when Famagusta fell under Turkish occupation, the team played home matches at several stadiums like Dasaki Stadium in Dasaki Achnas, old and new GSZ Stadium in Larnaca and Tsirion Stadium in Limassol.
The ground is approved by UEFA for European games. It has hosted some matches of the Cyprus national football team. In that stadium, Cyprus national team achieved its greatest success against Spain by a score 3-2 in the Euro 2000 qualifiers on September 5, 1998. On May 16, 1992, the stadium hosted the 1992 UEFA European Under-16 Football Championship Third position final between Italy and Portugal, where Italy won 1-0.
On the 23rd of November 2011 D. Ellinas group signed a contract with Anorthosis to built new offices for Antonis Papadopoulos Stadium. The old offices of the stadium will be joint area outside the locker room, journalistic theory, clinics and other. The cost amounts to € 400,000 but the company D. Ellinas group will built the offices for free in exchange, with advertisement from Anorthosis side.
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