Notable events in Peace and Friendship Stadium's history include the 2004 Olympics volleyball games, the Basketball World Championships (groups) and the European basketball championship.
Modern and Contemporary era (1821 - )
1987 Hosted the European Basketball Championship, in which the winner was Greece.
1998 Hosted the World Championship groups.
2004 All volleyball matches in the Olympic Games in Athens were conducted there.
Ottoman era (1453- 1821)
Byzantine era (331 AC- 1453)
Roman era (30 BC- 330 AC)
Hellenistic era (322- 31 BC)
Classical era (478-323 BC)
Archaic era (800-479 BC)
Geometric era (-1100- 800 BC)
Prehistory (-1100 BC)
What I can see
The Peace and Friendship Stadium, along with its surroundings, covers an area of 28.8 acres. The building has hosted cultural events and most types of indoor sport. The surrounding area is fit for a wide range of activities: coffee and dining, sports, activities for children, cycling, walking and jogging by the Saronic Gulf. In the evenings, one can see friends and couples, lovers of cars and car audio systems gathered here.
What I can't see
SEF is ideal for conferences and has a capacity ranging from 10,500 to 11,400 seats, depending on the sport or event. The diameter of the main hall is 120 metres. Beyond the field of play, it has many ancillary areas for sports and other events. Notable events in its history include the 2004 Olympics volleyball games, the Basketball World Championships (groups) and the European basketball championship. It is the only stadium in Greece that can accommodate ice skating or hockey rinks. The building looks oval because of the hollow shape of the roof but it has a circular shape, more easily visible if viewed from above. This innovative illusion has not ended the negative comments by many architects about its design. Nevertheless, it has won awards for its functionality and can be emptied from crowds in just three minutes.
Ministry of Education, Religions, Athleticism and Culture, (d.u.), Στάδιο Ειρήνης και Φιλίας, [Peace and Friendship Stadium]
Last visit 11/6/2013