APOLLON COLUMBIA: Limassol’s sporting jewel!
Owning a private training center used to be a dream for Apollon fans, until 2010, when Apollon Columbia first opened its doors. Apollon Columbia is located in Kolossi area, just a 10-minute drive from the city center.
The state-of-the-art sporting facility includes all the necessary provisions and equipment that a modern football team requires.
The first construction phase included two football pitches with floodlights, two office spaces, three separate locker rooms (home, away & referees), a conference room, a fully equipped gym, a physiotherapy room, a rehabilitation room with jacuzzi, sauna and cryotherapy, as well as parking space for 40 cars.
Construction began in December of 2008 and concluded on the 22nd of July 2010, when the then Cyprus Sport Organization’s President, Mr. Nicos Kartakoulis, carried out the grand opening. Shipmanagement giant Columbia, the company which supported Apollon for years and contributed in the construction of the training center, was represented by owner, Mr. Heinrich Schoeller.
Phase 2: Nicos Lefkaritis Wing
Apollon Columbia was constantly upgraded throughout the years, however the most important upgrade was done in 2016 with the addition of the “Nicos Lefkaritis” wing, which included a large leisure and dining space, a playroom, a media conference room, a studio for Apollon Web TV, a kitchen, an additional conference room, an extra office and four modern bedrooms.
During phase 2 of construction, upgrades where added to the previous facilities, with the addition of an indoor football pitch and new offices for the technical team. Moreover, the locker rooms where completely renovated.
The grand opening of the upgraded facilities was held on the 25th of November 2016, by the then UEFA Vice-President, Mr. Marios Lefkaritis and the owner of sponsor Columbia, Mr. Heinrich Schoeller.
The brand new football project in Cyprus, “Alphamega Stadium”, is the new football stadium in Kolossi at the Limassol District and the home ground of the 3 clubs of Limassol AEL, Apollon and Aris.
With an all-seater capacity of 10,830, it is the second largest football stadium and the fifth largest football stadium overall in Cyprus.
Its design was based on the requirements of UEFA and belongs to the 4* stadium category. There are 9.500 standard seats, 855 executive seats and 475 for suites, within the VIP hospitality areas in the 3rd and 4th floors of the West/ VIP Stand along with 1050 parking seats.
The official inauguration of the Alphamega Stadium took place on 25 November 2022 and the first match was played on 15 December 2022 between Apollon and Doxa Katokopias for the 15th fixture of the 2022–23 Cypriot First Division
|Football Pitch Dimensions
|105μ Χ 68μ
|UEFA Stadium Category
Since the establishment of Apollon Football Public Ltd, the headquarters where located in the iconic Apollon Club House in Gladstonos Street. In the summer of 2019, the company moved to its new, modern headquarters in Agiou Andreou Street, located in the old town part of Limassol.
The Apollon staff and administration now enjoy the brand-new facilities which were designed according to the needs of a top European club. In the ground floor of the three-story building, one can find the reception, the ticketing department, the media team and a kitchen, a dining area and a small courtyard, which is located in the back. The marketing department, the accounts department, the sales department, the football administration and director’s office, are found on the first department. The top floor is where the conference room is which connects to a roof garden area.
The demanding nature of modern football along with the recent success of Apollon in European competitions and the admission of Apollon in the ECA, the EFDN and in the FARE have established Apollon as a club which is up to par with other big European clubs, in terms of CSR, marketing, branding and operations.