The Pyrgos Municipal Stadium, with a total capacity of 9,000 spectators, is located at the entrance of the city, right next to the area’s Indoor Gym. It was built in 1978 and its last reconstruction took place in 2000 while the greatest record of spectators was recorded in 1991 during the Olympiacos-Apollon football match attended by 8,871 spectators from all over Greece. The seats and head lamps of the stadium were placed in August 2000 (previous capacity: 8.500). Hosted fans usually sit on the eastern horseshoe, while Paniliakos – the local soccer team – on the horseshoe on the side of the National Road.
Today, the Municipal Stadium of Pyrgos is used in addition to the Paniliakos team and various sports clubs and schools for their training in track and field sports, as the Stadium has corresponding specifications.
Charalambos Vilaetis was a Greek revolutionary leader. He descended from a famous family of Pyrgos and was one of the first to inhabit the area. He moved to Zakynthos in 1806 with the mark of sergeant next to Kolokotronis. He was a member of the Filiki Etaireia. In 1821, he became a leader of the Greeks of Pyrgos. He led the revolution in Pyrgos and raised the Greek flag. Charalampos Vilaetis was the first to suggest the idea of entrapping the Turks in Lalas. At the age of 40, he was killed in the battle
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