Sports stadium, history of a building –

Sporting has always been an activity that has accompanied man since ancient times. Along with sport, the sports stadiuma place where all sports activities take place going back from the Ancient Greece.

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Indeed, the word Stadium comes from the Greek stadiumwhich had an approximate length measurement of 180 meters by 200. Par excellence, the oldest stadium on record was Olympiasite that hosted the first Olympic Games in history, in 776 BC

As to Romethe most important old Stadium has been the Stadium of Domitian, Emperor of the Roman Empire (51-96 AD). Its elliptical shape is today remembered for the limits that currently comprise the well-known Piazza Navona in Romebeing in those times one of the largest and most spectacular stadiums.

Also noteworthy is the Roman ColiseumAlthough athletic sports were not practiced, it was a stadium of pastimes and fights, where gladiators fought against fearsome beasts and warriors to please the Romans and emperors. This great elliptical amphitheater is today one of the symbols of the architecture of the Roman Empire, dominating the narrow streets of the current city.

With the passing of time, the sport has been gaining greater respect within the various societies, depending on the regions, customs and historical location. This is how we can appreciate the stadiums made for the first modern Olympics in 1896 in the old Athensbut already complying with different dogmas, far away from the old Olympia.

In the second and third decade of the 20th century, Paris and Amsterdam they presented stadiums with modern and novel lines for those times, expanding their capacity of spectators in an outstanding way. In 1932, despite the Great Depression, The Angels it was presented as the venue for the X Olympic Games, presenting, despite the circumstances, a record audience of 100,000 spectators, in a literally monumental stadium.

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But it was perhaps the stadium of the Nazi Germany the most curious of that time, given that its characteristic architecture represented the monumental, demonstrating the magnificence of the Nazismtaking advantage of the propaganda that could be propagated during the event.

In the year 1968, Mexico showed all its color in the fun curves that surrounded the Olympic Stadium, contrasting with the Munich Olympic Stadiumwhich in 1972 dressed in black holding a celebration in memory of those killed by the terrorist attack on eleven athletes from Israel, among whom five terrorists and a German policeman also died.

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Years later, the opening of the new millennium came from the hand of sydney, presenting a stadium with fabulous curves, following the lineages of contemporary architecture. During the World Cup, two years later, Japan dazzled us with its fantastic stadium, whose retractable roof could leave the field uncovered, or partially cover it, also highlighting the technological dome of Sapporo. But the biggest surprise was brought by the capital of China during the Beijing Olympics in 2008, presenting a spectacular Stadium with a unique coverage, obtaining as a nickname the Bird’s Nest.