Greek Minister Backs AEK's Planned $90M New Stadium To Be Completed By 2015
Greek side AEK's plan to build a new €65M ($90M) stadium "has obtained the backing" of Greece's Minister of Environment, Energy & Climate Change Yiannis Maniatis, who signed a project proposal intended for the Greek parliament, according to Jaroslaw Adamowski of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. The document "needs a total of four ministerial signatures to be submitted," and the country's interior minister, culture minister and finance minister "have already promised to ink the proposal." Once the bill is approved by the Greek parliament, the club "will be able to launch the investment with the use of state and European Union funds." The project is designed to be completed by '15. The Agia Sophia stadium will be developed in the Nea Filadelfeia area of the Greek capital. The new facility "is to have a designed capacity of between 32,000 and 34,000 seats" (INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL, 3/31).