Template:Infobox Stadium Kaftanzoglio (Καυτανζόγλειο) is a football stadium located in Thessaloniki, Greece. The stadium was built with money donated by the Kaftanzoglou Foundation, hence its name. At the time of its opening on 27 October 1960, the stadium was one of the highest quality stadiums in the Balkans.[1] It currently has 28,028 seats, owing to heavily renovation before reopening to host football matches for the 2004 Summer Olympics, which was centred in Athens. Beginning in 1982, it was the largest stadium in Greece, but has since been surpassed in capacity.

In 15 October 1969, the Greek record in attendance was set with 47,458 fans present for a FIFA World Cup qualifying match, witnessing Greece defeat Switzerland by a 4-1 score.

Vassilis Hatzipanagis played in the stadium for over 15 years. Kaftanzoglio has been home to Iraklis FC since 1961.
In 1973 it hosted the European Cup Winners Cup Final, in a 1–0 victory of A.C. Milan over Leeds United.

The stadium regularly plays host to athletics events: it features the European Athletics Association event "Olympic Meeting Thessaloniki" ever year, it hosted the Greek national championships in 2009, and it has been used for both athletics at the Mediterranean Games and the European Cup in athletics. It will be the host stadium for the 2009 IAAF World Athletics Final.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 FACILITIES - KAFTANZOGLIO STADIUM. IAAF World Athletics Final Thessaloniki. Retrieved on 2009-09-08.

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Preceded by
Camp Nou
 UEFA Cup Winners Cup
Final Venue 

Succeeded by
De Kuip


Coordinates: 40°37′31.79″N 22°58′1.21″E / 40.6254972°N 22.9670028°E / 40.6254972; 22.9670028ca:Estadi Kaftanzoglio de:Kaftanzoglio-Stadion el:Εθνικό Καυτανζόγλειο Στάδιο Θεσσαλονίκης es:Estadio Kaftantzoglio fr:Stade Kaftantzoglio it:Stadio Kaftanzoglio uk:Кафтанзогліо (стадіон)