The ongoing debate over Limassol’s new football stadium and the problems regarding its use by the district’s main clubs will continue next week before the House Education Committee as agreement has yet to be reached.
The Cyprus Football Association (Koa) will send Limassol clubs and the House Education Committee the contract for the use of the new Limassol stadium.
Speaking after the meeting, committee chairman Pavlos Mylonas said the new stadium in Limassol will be a jewel for the city and district of Limassol, and will be the home ground of Apollon, AEL and Aris football clubs.
“It was the request of these clubs to be in close contact with the committee. To inform us about the problems. There is indeed a serious problem. A happy medium must be found,” he said.
Disy MP George Karoullas said the issue should be managed with the cooperation of the institutions involved to find the best possible solution, while Akel’s Andreas Kafkalias said the stadium is being finished and the work will be completed in the near future but there is a risk that if there is no conclusion to a fair agreement between the Koa and the clubs, the stadium will remain unused.
“As we understand the facts, it is true that there have been backtracking on commitments made by the state to the clubs, which have led to this impasse,” he added.
At the moment, the restrictions on fan numbers at Tsirio Stadium means Apollon’s 6,000 season ticket holders plus the 4,500 of AEL and many more for Aris cannot be used by fans to watch matches.