Stadiums

An enclosed sports ground with seating for spectators, usually oblong. In Ancient Greece and Rome, stadia were most often used for foot races, athletic contests and chariot races. In the latter case, the structure is also known as a circus or hippodrome.

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Large usually unroofed buildings with tiers of seats for spectators built in various shapes and enclosing a field used for sports events.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300007271. The J. Paul Getty Trust.