Helsinki Olympic Stadium

The Helsinki Olympic Stadium (Finnish: Helsingin Olympiastadion; Swedish: Helsingfors Olympiastadion), located in the Töölö district about 2.3 kilometres (1.4 mi) from the centre of the Finnish capital Helsinki, is the largest stadium in the country, nowadays mainly used for hosting sports events and big concerts. The stadium is best known for being the centre of activities in the 1952 Summer Olympics. During those games, it hosted athletics, equestrian show jumping, and the football finals.

Helsinki Olympic Stadium
Helsingin olympiastadion
Helsingfors Olympiastadion
"Stadikka"
LocationHelsinki, Finland
Coordinates60°11′13″N 024°55′38″E
OwnerStadion-säätiö
Capacity36,200
Field size105 m × 68 m (115 yd × 74 yd)[citation needed]
SurfaceGrass
Construction
Broke ground12 February 1934; 87 years ago (1934-02-12)
Opened12 June 1938; 83 years ago (1938-06-12)
Renovated1939, 1947–1952, 1953–1956, 1961, 1971, 1991–1994, 1997–1998, 2004–2005, 2010–2011, 2016–2020
ArchitectYrjö Lindegren and Toivo Jäntti
Tenants
Finland national football team
Finnish Athletics Federation

The stadium was also the venue for the first Bandy World Championship in 1957, the first World Athletics Championships in 1983 as well as for the 2005 World Championships in Athletics. It hosted the European Athletics Championships in 1971, 1994 and 2012. It is also the home stadium of the Finland national football team.

The stadium reopened in August 2020 after 4 years of renovation.[1]


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