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That's a shoot from the area of Faliron.Here you can the famous Peace & Friendship Stadium.Further Information below.

GR:Το Στάδιο Ειρήνης και Φιλίας είναι κλειστό γήπεδο και βρίσκεται στο Φάληρο του Πειραιά, απέναντι από το Στάδιο Γεώργιος Καραϊσκάκης. Έχει χωρητικότητα 14.905 και απέχει 10 χλμ από το κέντρο της Αθήνας. Αποτελεί έδρα της ομάδας μπάσκετ του Ολυμπιακού.Το ΣΕΦ κτίστηκε το 1985. Είναι το πλέον πολυ-λειτουργικό κλειστό γήπεδο στην Ελλάδα, καθώς εκτός από μπάσκετ μπορεί επίσης να φιλοξενήσει αγώνες στίβου, βόλεϊ, γυμναστικής, παγοδρομιών, super-cross και άλλων αθλημάτων, καθώς και ποικίλες διοργανώσεις όπως συναυλίες, συνέδρια και εκθέσεις. Το 1991 έλαβε το Χρυσό Βραβείο στον παγκόσμιο διαγωνισμό που διοργάνωσε το IAKS, για την λειτουργικότητα και την ποιότητά του. Το 2004 ανακατασκευάστηκε για να φιλοξενήσει τους αγώνες βόλεϊ των Ολυμπιακών Αγώνων της Αθήνας.

ENG:The Stadio Eirinis kai Filias , known as S.E.F., is a multi-use indoor sports arena that is located in Faliro, Piraeus, Athens, Greece. It is the central venue of the Faliro Coastal Zone Olympic Complex and is mostly known for being the long-time home court of the famous Euroleague basketball club Olympiacos Piraeus. In addition to basketball, its multi-purpose main arena is also able to host athletics, gymnastics, volleyball, handball, ice skating, concerts, conventions and exhibitions.The arena was built by Thymios Papagiannis and Associates and opened in the year 1985 and it has since hosted basketball events such as the final stage of the 1987 FIBA European Championship and the preliminary stages of the 1998 FIBA World Championship. In November 1991, the arena won the Golden Award architecture award from IAKS, the International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities. It also hosted the indoor volleyball tournament during the 2004 Summer Olympics. Scorpions held their last concert in Greece at the stadium, on October 6, 2010 during their Get Your Sting And Blackout Tour.The arena needed to be renovated prior to the 2004 Athens Olympics and renovations for the Olympics commenced in April 2002, and were completed on June 30, 2004. The new upgraded and remodeled stadium was officially re-opened on August 11, 2004, shortly before the opening of the Olympic Games. Remodeling was done by an engineering firm in Athens known as Fasma ltd owned by some of the original design team of 1983. Project management of the low currents was coordinated by Dimitrios Routsolias. After the renovations were completed, the arena's seating capacity was reduced from the original 17,000 seats to 12,171 seats for the Olympics.This was due to numerous new features and upgrades being added to the arena, so the entire arena was not made available to the public.Olympiacos and Entente Orléanaise warm up before a Euroleague game at Peace and Friendship Stadium.Peace and Friendship Stadium SEF is the home court for the Greek League professional basketball club Olympiacos Piraeus B.C.

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