Not so long ago, when Panathinaikos was playing at home, the swathe of Athens around ‘i Leoforos’ (the Avenue) would be awash in more green than a Saint Patrick’s parade. Every goal literally reverberated through the neighbourhood, as fans exploded in window-rattling roars. These days, Panathinaikos plays at the Spyros Louis Olympic Stadium in Maroussi. Built in the early 1920s, the Apostolos Nikolaidis Stadium (its official name) is such a strong symbol for diehard Panathinaikos fans that attempts to relocate to a more permanent modern home field have repeatedly faltered. Although today the team has fans worldwide, it’s so deeply rooted in downtown Athens that support for Panathinaikos is one criterion of a true city denizen.