Supreme Court decision approves PAOK stadium
The Greek Supreme Court opened the way on Wednesday to the overhaul of the PAOK soccer facilities in Thessaloniki by approving a presidential decree containing a Special Urban Plan for the entire area of Toumba, where the outdated facility is located.
According to news published by AMNA, the Supreme Court added to the stadium another two plots of land based on a 2018 law, which will allow the facility to become a space for public use and tourist attraction. The plan includes directions for land use, the overhaul of the stadium for the Thessaloniki-based club, and landscaping, bringing the facilities up to date with the club's obligations under FIFA and UEFA, as the court noted.
Responding about the decision, Macedonia & Thrace Minister Stavros Kalafatis said "the state resolved all issues related to urban planning and land use, allowing PAOK to acquire a modern stadium." He stressed that "the new facilities will upgrade both the area of Toumba and Thessaloniki itself."