• 1928 The 12th of October is the inaugural date for the athletics sections of AEK Thessaloniki.
  • 1929 PAOK absorb the sections of AEK Thessaloniki and plans for a football field at Syntrivani start to emerge.
  • 1929 A friendly encounter between PAOK and Aris is held on 12 October. The gate income is given for the construction of the Syntrivani football stadium.
  • 1929 The foundation stone for the stadium construction is laid on 12 December, two days before the municipal elections.
  • 1932 The inauguration of the new football ground is held on 5 June, with an encounter between PAOK and Iraklis (3-2).
  • 1939 PAOK defeat Ethnikos 4-0 on 14 May for the semi-final stage of the Greek Cup, to advance to the competition’s showdown for the first time in their history.
  • 1952 The friendly encounter against Panionios on 17 July is the first one played under floodlights in the city of Thessaloniki.
  • 1957 On 11 May, PAOK purchased a 7,5-acre land (30.000 sq. metres) at Ano Toumba, for the amount of 6 million drachmas from the Ministry of National Defence.
  • 1958 In an attempt to collect the necessary funds, the club issued the “Lottery for the construction of PAOK’s new stadium”.
  • 1958 The grounding works of the stadium, along with the erection of a 20.000-seat stand, kicked off in September.
  • 1959 The 3-2 loss to Olympiacos on 31 May is the last official match PAOK played at Syntrivani Stadium
  • 1959 The inauguration of the stadium took place on 6 September with a friendly encounter against AEK Athens.
  • 1959 The first official match at Toumba was held on 25 October. For matchday 1 of the newly-established A’ Ethniki Katigoria, PAOK played host to Megas Alexandros Katerini and won 3-2. The first official goal in the stadium was netted by the visitors’ Vangelis Karafoulidis, a former player of PAOK! Leandros Symeonidis got to score the “Double-Headed Eagle’s” first goal in their new ground.
  • 1970 The first night match at Toumba was held on 20 May, against European champions AC Milan.
  • 1974 The expansion of the stadium was completed and Toumba could by then accommodate 45.500 spectators.
  • 1976 The attendance record of Toumba was broken, as 45.252 spectators flock in to watch the goalless draw against AEK Athens.
  • 1980 Part of the stands in Gate 8 collapsed 18 months after the Thessaloniki earthquake that registered 6.5 on the Richter scale. PAOK moved to Kaftanzoglio Stadium for the following year.
  • 1985 Gates 1, 2 and 3 got covered.
  • 1998 The installation of plastic seats and the mandatory insertion of dead zones decreased Toumba’s capacity to 28.703 seats.
  • 2004 The stadium underwent extensive renovation work, because of its use as training centre for the 2004 Olympic Games. A new metal roof was installed, as well as a new 4-storey building behind Gate 1. This building stages the dressrooms, infirmeries and doping room (ground floor), the offices (1st floor), the press conference room (2nd floor), the VIP areas (3rd and 4th floor) and the media tribunes.
  • 2010 Propping-up work in Gates 7 and 8 was completed, while the press tribunes and media working area moved from the 4th to the 3rd floor.   
  • 2012 The areas of the offices, the dressing rooms, the press conference room and the presidential suite got revamped and expanded.
  • 2014 An autonomous entrance for the mixed zone, the press conference room and the media tribune was added to the venue. The mixed zone was revamped, there was a separate media work area added to the press conference room, while the media tribune was expanded and moved to the top tier of Gate 3. The TV commentator tribune was also renovated in the 4th and 5th floor, with more seats added for European Cups games. In the VIP area of the 3rd floor, a new Hospitality room was created. A separate suite was built in the centre of the 3rd floor, to accommodate the veterans of PAOK.
  • 1928 The 12th of October is the inaugural date for the athletics sections of AEK Thessaloniki.
  • 1929 PAOK absorb the sections of AEK Thessaloniki and plans for a football field at Syntrivani start to emerge.
  • 1929 A friendly encounter between PAOK and Aris is held on 12 October. The gate income is given for the construction of the Syntrivani football stadium.
  • 1929 The foundation stone for the stadium construction is laid on 12 December, two days before the municipal elections.
  • 1932 The inauguration of the new football ground is held on 5 June, with an encounter between PAOK and Iraklis (3-2).
  • 1939 PAOK defeat Ethnikos 4-0 on 14 May for the semi-final stage of the Greek Cup, to advance to the competition’s showdown for the first time in their history.
  • 1952 The friendly encounter against Panionios on 17 July is the first one played under floodlights in the city of Thessaloniki.
  • 1957 On 11 May, PAOK purchased a 7,5-acre land (30.000 sq. metres) at Ano Toumba, for the amount of 6 million drachmas from the Ministry of National Defence.
  • 1958 In an attempt to collect the necessary funds, the club issued the “Lottery for the construction of PAOK’s new stadium”.
  • 1958 The grounding works of the stadium, along with the erection of a 20.000-seat stand, kicked off in September.
  • 1959 The 3-2 loss to Olympiacos on 31 May is the last official match PAOK played at Syntrivani Stadium
  • 1959 The inauguration of the stadium took place on 6 September with a friendly encounter against AEK Athens.
  • 1959 The first official match at Toumba was held on 25 October. For matchday 1 of the newly-established A’ Ethniki Katigoria, PAOK played host to Megas Alexandros Katerini and won 3-2. The first official goal in the stadium was netted by the visitors’ Vangelis Karafoulidis, a former player of PAOK! Leandros Symeonidis got to score the “Double-Headed Eagle’s” first goal in their new ground.
  • 1970 The first night match at Toumba was held on 20 May, against European champions AC Milan.
  • 1974 The expansion of the stadium was completed and Toumba could by then accommodate 45.500 spectators.
  • 1976 The attendance record of Toumba was broken, as 45.252 spectators flock in to watch the goalless draw against AEK Athens.
  • 1980 Part of the stands in Gate 8 collapsed 18 months after the Thessaloniki earthquake that registered 6.5 on the Richter scale. PAOK moved to Kaftanzoglio Stadium for the following year.
  • 1985 Gates 1, 2 and 3 got covered.
  • 1998 The installation of plastic seats and the mandatory insertion of dead zones decreased Toumba’s capacity to 28.703 seats.
  • 2004 The stadium underwent extensive renovation work, because of its use as training centre for the 2004 Olympic Games. A new metal roof was installed, as well as a new 4-storey building behind Gate 1. This building stages the dressrooms, infirmeries and doping room (ground floor), the offices (1st floor), the press conference room (2nd floor), the VIP areas (3rd and 4th floor) and the media tribunes.
  • 2010 Propping-up work in Gates 7 and 8 was completed, while the press tribunes and media working area moved from the 4th to the 3rd floor.   
  • 2012 The areas of the offices, the dressing rooms, the press conference room and the presidential suite got revamped and expanded.
  • 2014 An autonomous entrance for the mixed zone, the press conference room and the media tribune was added to the venue. The mixed zone was revamped, there was a separate media work area added to the press conference room, while the media tribune was expanded and moved to the top tier of Gate 3. The TV commentator tribune was also renovated in the 4th and 5th floor, with more seats added for European Cups games. In the VIP area of the 3rd floor, a new Hospitality room was created. A separate suite was built in the centre of the 3rd floor, to accommodate the veterans of PAOK.

HistoryThe Stadium

  • 1928 The 12th of October is the inaugural date for the athletics sections of AEK Thessaloniki.
  • 1929 PAOK absorb the sections of AEK Thessaloniki and plans for a football field at Syntrivani start to emerge.
  • 1929 A friendly encounter between PAOK and Aris is held on 12 October. The gate income is given for the construction of the Syntrivani football stadium.
  • 1929 The foundation stone for the stadium construction is laid on 12 December, two days before the municipal elections.
  • 1932 The inauguration of the new football ground is held on 5 June, with an encounter between PAOK and Iraklis (3-2).
  • 1939 PAOK defeat Ethnikos 4-0 on 14 May for the semi-final stage of the Greek Cup, to advance to the competition’s showdown for the first time in their history.
  • 1952 The friendly encounter against Panionios on 17 July is the first one played under floodlights in the city of Thessaloniki.
  • 1957 On 11 May, PAOK purchased a 7,5-acre land (30.000 sq. metres) at Ano Toumba, for the amount of 6 million drachmas from the Ministry of National Defence.
  • 1958 In an attempt to collect the necessary funds, the club issued the “Lottery for the construction of PAOK’s new stadium”.
  • 1958 The grounding works of the stadium, along with the erection of a 20.000-seat stand, kicked off in September.
  • 1959 The 3-2 loss to Olympiacos on 31 May is the last official match PAOK played at Syntrivani Stadium
  • 1959 The inauguration of the stadium took place on 6 September with a friendly encounter against AEK Athens.
  • 1959 The first official match at Toumba was held on 25 October. For matchday 1 of the newly-established A’ Ethniki Katigoria, PAOK played host to Megas Alexandros Katerini and won 3-2. The first official goal in the stadium was netted by the visitors’ Vangelis Karafoulidis, a former player of PAOK! Leandros Symeonidis got to score the “Double-Headed Eagle’s” first goal in their new ground.
  • 1970 The first night match at Toumba was held on 20 May, against European champions AC Milan.
  • 1974 The expansion of the stadium was completed and Toumba could by then accommodate 45.500 spectators.
  • 1976 The attendance record of Toumba was broken, as 45.252 spectators flock in to watch the goalless draw against AEK Athens.
  • 1980 Part of the stands in Gate 8 collapsed 18 months after the Thessaloniki earthquake that registered 6.5 on the Richter scale. PAOK moved to Kaftanzoglio Stadium for the following year.
  • 1985 Gates 1, 2 and 3 got covered.
  • 1998 The installation of plastic seats and the mandatory insertion of dead zones decreased Toumba’s capacity to 28.703 seats.
  • 2004 The stadium underwent extensive renovation work, because of its use as training centre for the 2004 Olympic Games. A new metal roof was installed, as well as a new 4-storey building behind Gate 1. This building stages the dressrooms, infirmeries and doping room (ground floor), the offices (1st floor), the press conference room (2nd floor), the VIP areas (3rd and 4th floor) and the media tribunes.
  • 2010 Propping-up work in Gates 7 and 8 was completed, while the press tribunes and media working area moved from the 4th to the 3rd floor.   
  • 2012 The areas of the offices, the dressing rooms, the press conference room and the presidential suite got revamped and expanded.
  • 2014 An autonomous entrance for the mixed zone, the press conference room and the media tribune was added to the venue. The mixed zone was revamped, there was a separate media work area added to the press conference room, while the media tribune was expanded and moved to the top tier of Gate 3. The TV commentator tribune was also renovated in the 4th and 5th floor, with more seats added for European Cups games. In the VIP area of the 3rd floor, a new Hospitality room was created. A separate suite was built in the centre of the 3rd floor, to accommodate the veterans of PAOK.