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Théâtre des Cérémonies
Central spire of the former Théâtre des Cérémonies (right), pictured in 2013.
|Built||5 August 1989|
|Opened||29 December 1991|
|Demolished||24 February 1992|
Théâtre des Cérémonies was a temporary stadium in Albertville, France. Built to only host the opening and closing ceremonies for the 1992 Winter Olympics, the circular shape stadium was immediately disassembled following the games. The stadium held 35,000 and was built in 1992 like a circus. Part of the stadium was shipped to Barcelona and used during the 1992 Summer Olympics. During its existence, it was the largest such temporary structure ever built. The site is now a park.
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