The Pankrition Stadium, a versatile athletic center capable of hosting international and national competitions, is located west of the city of Heraklion, nearby to major motorways. It is one of the most modern stadiums in Greece with a capacity of 26.240 spectators.
Being an Olympic facility for the Athens 2004 Games, it hosted qualifying football matches for men and women. It is currently being used as a training center for the team Ergotelis FC and also serves as the home ground for the SUPERLEAGUE Championship and Cup games in Greece. It has hosted international matches of the national football team, the track and field event Tsiklitiria 2004, the international athletics games of the Mediterranean Islands. It has also hosted dozens of panhellinic and local athletic events.
It consists of two football pitches of FIFA and UEFAl specifications, an eight-lane track as well as an auxiliary six-lane track for athletics, a municipal gymnasium, an indoor swimming pool (25 m), multisport hall, sport halls for wrestling, boxing, fencing, dance, weightlifting, target airgun shooting, tae kwon do, a rowing simulator, surgery, physiotherapy center with a sauna and a Jacuzzi, conference/seminar rooms, a cafeteria and a showroom with photos and exhibits of the Athens 2004 Olympics and Special Olympics 2011.
The Pankrition Stadium can be an attraction for recreational and cultural activities for the whole family. Less but not least it hosted a variety of concerts of distinguished Greek and foreign composers and performers (e.g. the Deep Purple concert)