EuroBasket 2025: The legacy investment in the Spyros Kyprianou Athletic Centre will leave behind

Cyprus is preparing to host the biggest sporting event in its history, the third group of FIBA ​​EuroBasket 2025 in Limassol, between 28 August and 4 September, 2025.

Big name athletes and leading national teams of European basketball, including Greece, will compete on the island, while it is anticipated that the matches will be attended by 70,000-80,000 fans.

The 15 games of the third group of FIBA ​​EuroBasket 2025 that will be held in Limassol, will take place at the Spyros Kyprianou Athletic Centre also known as the Palais des sports, which is located in Polemidia, on the Limassol-Troodos road.

In this context, the Spyros Kyprianou Athletic Centre is in the process of being renovated, upgraded and expanded so that it will be ready in August 2025.


The Spyros Kyprianou Athletic Centre

Named in honour of a late former President of Cyprus, the Spyros Kyprianou Athletic Centre opened in 2005 and has since hosted two FIBA ​​European All Star Games and the FIBA ​​EuroCup Final 4 in 2008. It was also the headquarters of Rally Cyprus in 2005 and 2006.

The venue has also successfully hosted the Junior Eurovision contest in 2008, the Davis Cup in 2012, several international martial arts events and several basketball, volleyball and futsal cup finals.

Today it is home to the Nea Salamina and AEK Karava volleyball teams, AEL’s futsal team and Anagennisi Germasogeia’s basketball team.

Various indoor areas host hundreds of athletes every day, training in sports such as gymnastics, squash, martial arts and others.


The transformation for FIBA ​​EuroBasket 2025

Today the central arena has a capacity for 6,400 spectators.

However, for the purpose of hosting FIBA ​​EuroBasket 2025, the capacity will increase to 8,000.

Delivery is scheduled for July 2025 and will be tested at a national team tournament in early August.

At the same time, new flooring, equipment, electronic board and giant screens will be integrated and auxiliary areas and changing rooms, access to the stadium, media areas and more be renovated.

It is noted that the time frames are narrow, however feasible. For this reason, in relation to the original planning, some parts of the renovation that were not considered absolutely necessary, were avoided.


The entire sports community of Cyprus is being upgraded

It is worth mentioning that the investment that will be made in the Spyros Kyprianou Athletic Centre and all the improvements being made there will leave behind an important sporting legacy.

In particular, in addition to the histing of the FIBA ​​EuroBasket 2025 with the multiple benefits it will bring to our country thousands of athletes, young and adults, will benefit through the upgraded sports centre.

Through the renovation, Spyros Kyprianou Athletic Centre will gain a new life expectancy of at least two more decades.

On top of that, Cyprus will have been tested for the first time in a European event of this level, which is a big challenge.

(Source: InBusinessNews)

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