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A sports venue is a building, structure, or place in which a sporting competition is held.

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A stadium (Plural: stadiums or stadia) [1] or arena is a place or venue for sports or other events and consists of a field or stage either partly or completely surrounded by a tiered structure designed to allow spectators to stand or sit and view the event. [2]

Types of sports venues

Olympiastadion in Berlin where 2006 FIFA World Cup and 2009 World Championships in Athletics were held Berliner Olympiastadion day.jpg
Olympiastadion in Berlin where 2006 FIFA World Cup and 2009 World Championships in Athletics were held
Arena Yerofey in Khabarovsk, where 2015 Bandy World Championship and 2018 Bandy World Championship were held UFKhMR IMG 0475.jpg
Arena Yerofey in Khabarovsk, where 2015 Bandy World Championship and 2018 Bandy World Championship were held

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The following are lists of stadiums throughout the world. Note that horse racing and motorsport venues are not included, because those are not stadiums but sports venues.

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O.A.C.A. Olympic Indoor Hall arena

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Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Precinct

The Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Precinct is a series of sports stadiums and venues, located in Melbourne, Victoria, in Australia. The precinct is situated around 3 km east of the Melbourne city centre, located in suburbs of Melbourne and Jolimont, near East Melbourne and Richmond.

Holt Arena indoor stadium at Idaho State University

Holt Arena is an indoor multi-purpose athletic stadium in the western United States, located on the campus of Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho. It is the home field of the Idaho State Bengals of the Big Sky Conference and sits at an elevation of 4,560 feet (1,390 m) above sea level.

The Pala Alpitour is a multipurpose indoor arena that is located in the Santa Rita district of Turin, Italy. It is a few metres east of the Olympic Stadium. The arena has a seating capacity of 12,350 when it is configured for ice hockey, and it is the largest indoor sporting arena in Italy. The arena was originally built at a cost of €87 million euros, for the 2006 Winter Olympics, and long with the Torino Esposizioni, it hosted the ice hockey events.

National Stadium (Thailand) football stadium in Bangkok, Thailand

The National Stadium of Thailand is a sports complex located in Pathum Wan District, Bangkok. Founded in 1937 with the construction of Supachalasai Stadium, its main venue, the complex has since expanded and now consists of multiple stadia and sporting facilities.

ASB Baypark Stadium

Trustpower Baypark Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand. It is currently used for dirt track Speedway and jetsprints events during summer, and various other events throughout the year.

Kalamata Metropolitan Stadium is a sports arena in Kalamata, Messinia, Greece.

2013 Summer Universiade summer sporting event held in Kazan

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Peace and Friendship Stadium Multi-purpose indoor arena in Piraeus, Greece

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Central Stadium (Yekaterinburg) football stadium

The Ekaterinburg Arena, officially Central Stadium, is a football stadium in the city of Yekaterinburg in Russia. It is the home ground of Russian Premier League and the country's oldest football club FC Ural Yekaterinburg. The capacity of the stadium is just over 35,000, and might be reduced to 25,000 after the 2023 Summer Universiade. It is one of 12 venues in 11 host cities for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. The stadium is the easternmost among the 2018 World Cup venues.

2016 Kabaddi World Cup (Standard style)

The 2016 Kabaddi World Cup, the 3rd standard-style Kabaddi World Cup, was an international kabaddi tournament governed by the International Kabaddi Federation, contested from 7 to 22 October 2016 in Ahmedabad, India. Twelve countries had competed in the tournament.

The Arena (Ahmedabad) building in India

EKA Arena by TransStadia or simply EKA Arena or The Arena, is a multi-purpose stadium in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, located near Kankaria Lake. The stadium was completed in 2016 and officially opened on 7 October 2016. It has a capacity of over 10,000 people in the outdoor stadium and over 4,000 in the indoor arena and a FIFA standard football pitch. It was constructed under a public-private partnership (PPP) with the Government of Gujarat and SE TransStadia for developing a sports culture in India.

Ballarat Sports and Events Centre is an indoor multi-use sports complex located in the Eureka Sports Precinct at Wendouree, an outer suburb north of Ballarat in Australia.

References

  1. Stadia is the Latin plural form, but both are used in English. Dictionary.com
  2. Nussli Group "Stadium Construction Projects"