Stockholms Olympiastadion, most often called Stockholms Stadion, is a stadium in Stockholm, Sweden. Designed by architect Torben Grut, it was opened in 1912, its original use was as a venue for the 1912 Olympic Games. Since then, it has hosted numerous sports events, notably football and athletics, but also for example, 50 Swedish Championship finals in bandy, and hosted concerts from artists such as The Rolling Stones, Robbie Williams and Kent. In 1956 when Melbourne hosted the Olympic Games, the horse competitions were held here due to quarantine rules in Australia. The probably most famous event that currently is helt here is DN-galan. Finland-Sweden athletics international has been held here 29 times. It has a capacity of 13 145–14,500 depending on usage and a capacity of nearly 35,000 for concerts.

Originally, the north-west stand had two levels, increasing the capacity to about 20 000. After the Olympics, it was reduced to one level.


Edited by mokele on 19 Mar 2007, 17:13

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