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  Hertha BSC: Stadium
The highlight of the whole refurbishment of the Olympic stadium was the roof construction, which cost around 26 million Euros…11% of the total budget.
The patriotic enthusiam of the gymnasts was later exploited by nationalists as a means to their non-sport-related ends, which are supposely embodied in the architecture of the the Olympic Stadium complex, whose monumentality can be interpreted as an expression of nationalsocialist ideology.
Despite substantial damage, a reconstruction was possible, thereby reconfirming the stadium's status as a symbol for the Olympic spirit, unbroken despite the storms of history.
www.herthabsc.de /index.php?id=258   (731 words)

 Sports Venue Technology - Stadium Australia - Sydney
Stadium Australia was designed to maximise the total entertainment experience and to set new standards in spectator comfort, corporate and member facilities, weather protection, patron circulation, safety features, quality of food and beverage, restaurant facilities and replay video screen and scoreboard technology.
Engineers for the stadium, Sinclair Knight Merz, commented that these four thrust blocks, weighing 140t each, were particularly complex, requiring 'lots of reinforcement' and the use of mechanical couplers to avoid congestion due to the excessive lapping of the Y36 bars.
From March 2002 the stadium was able to be quickly reconfigured from rectangular to oval shape and vice versa.
www.sportsvenue-technology.com /projects/stadium_australia   (1724 words)

 2000 Sydney Olympic Stadium
When the Olympics are over, the temporary grandstands at both ends of the stadium will be replaced by roofed grandstands, reducing the stadium's capacity to about 80,000.
Stadium Australia has made a commitment to use reduced toxicity paints and to implement a comprehensive waste management plan both during construction and operation, to minimise waste and maximise recycling.
Construction of the Stadium began in September 1996 and is expected to be completed at least a year before the start of the 2000 Olympic Games.
olympics.ballparks.com /2000Sydney/index.htm   (2213 words)

 Olympic Stadium - Montreal, Quebec
Olympic Stadium has been one of the most criticized stadiums in recent years, and probably for good reason.
Unlike the Metrodome in Minneapolis, Olympic Stadium is at least configured properly for baseball.
It is doubtful that Olympic Stadium will ever see professional baseball again, but hopefully a new minor league park will be built at some point as this is a city that loves baseball and deserves to have a professional team.
www.ballparkreviews.com /montreal/montreal.htm   (361 words)

 Le Stade Olympique
In the spring of 1998, the orange Kevlar roof was removed and a $26 million opaque blue roof replaced it later in the year.
An orange line was painted on the technical ring, which surrounded the stadium on the inside of the roof, after Dave Kingman hit it with a controversial foul ball.
View of Olympic Stadium and Montreal by Munsey and Suppes.
www.ballparks.com /baseball/national/olympi.htm   (720 words)

 Olympic Stadium
Built for the 1976 Summer Olympics, Olympic Stadium and its adjacent 552-foot observation tower form one of baseball's largest, most architecturally ambitious, and most visually distinctive complex.
The stadium itself is a squat, oval disc supported by 38 reinforced concrete ribs, while the futuristic tower is the world's tallest inclined structure.
The roof was therefore permanently closed for baseball but then removed in April 1998 by the local stadium authority, meaning that Montreal fans enjoyed fresh air and endured rainouts for the first time in a decade.
www.fortunecity.com /athena/thatcher/2042/Olympic.htm   (376 words)

 Baseball Travel: Olympic Stadium, Montréal
They're faced with a stadium that's literally falling apart, a provincial government hemming and hawing over financially supporting a new stadium, greedy ownership bragging about turning a profit in 1998 with the lowest payroll on baseball while lobbying for a government payout, and a team that's long on potential but short on accomplishments.
Not that Olympic Stadium is totally horrible; it was built in the 1970s before the advent of luxury boxes and private seat licenses.
The Metrodome, Kingdome, Olympic Stadium...I don't think that fans will be weeping over the eventual demise of these stadiums, invoking the same sense of loss as did Crosley Field and Sportsman's Park when they were shuttered.
www.kreichard.com /baseballtravel/olympic_stadium.html   (1917 words)

 Olympic Stadium Berlin: Olympic Stadium Berlin
After the four year renovation the Olympic Stadium can be visited on non-event days.
After the renovation the stadium will hold 76 exclusively designed VIP boxes and lounges for every kind of event.
Take your guests by surprise by staging your event in the unique atmosphere of the Berlin Olympic Stadium.
www.olympiastadion-berlin.de /index.php?id=24   (78 words)

 BUILDING BIG: Databank: Olympic Stadium
Built for the 1976 Olympic Games, Montreal's Olympic Stadium was one of the first sports stadiums to be capped with a plastic dome roof.
After the Olympics, the Quebec government attempted to finish the structure, but cost overruns and unsolved engineering problems stopped the project in its tracks.
In the summer of 1991, Montreal's Olympic Stadium was closed after a 55-ton concrete beam fell and crashed onto a walkway, forcing the Expos to play their last 13 regular-season home games on the road.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/buildingbig/wonder/structure/olympic_stadium.html   (322 words)

 Australian Stadiums :: Telstra Stadium   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Specially designed for the unique Australian environment, the stadium is one of the few in the world which effectively shades and protects most spectators, without the need for a claustrophobic and grass-killing fully enclosed dome.
The stadium has had major redevelopment work done throughout 2001 and 2002 to reduce the size and convert the playing field into an oval shape to enable Australian Football to be played.
The nearest station is Olympic Station and is 400 metres from the Stadium.
www.austadiums.com /stadiums/stadiums.php?id=121   (441 words)

 Clem's Baseball ~ Olympic Stadium
Like "the Mistake on the Lake," Olympic Stadium came to be regarded not just as a white elephant, but as a dark and depressing place to play baseball, with many thousands of empty seats game after game.
Architecturally, however, Olympic Stadium was something of a masterpiece: The permanent solid roof extended for as much as 150 feet inward from the stadium's perimeter, seemingly defying the laws of gravity.
As is/was the case in Exhibition Stadium, the extreme oblong shape of this stadium was due to the much longer length of the gridiron in the Canadian Football League: 480 feet (160 yards) altogether, rather than 360 feet (120 yards).
www.andrewclem.com /Baseball/OlympicStadium.html   (1321 words)

 Photo Gallery [www.IranSports.net]
Dancers perform a traditional Aboriginal dance during the opening ceremony of the Olympics Friday, Sept. 15, 2000 at Olympic Stadium in Sydney.
Costumed performers representing flowers fill the field of Olympic Stadium during the opening ceremony for the Summer Olympics Friday, Sept. 15, 2000, in Sydney.
Italy fans wave their arms to the music as dancers perform in the 110,000-seat Olympic Stadium during the opening ceremony, September 15, 2000.
olympic.iransports.net /photo_gallery/11.html   (362 words)

 Football Stadiums in Japan: Komazawa Stadium
Komazawa Olympic Stadium was built and used as the main venue for football matches during the Tokyo Olympic Games, in 1964.
Though the years have passed this stadium by, and it no longer is used by any professional teams, it retains a very interesting architectural and inspirational character that is missing from many of the newer facilities in Japan, despite their high-tech features.
One side of the stadium is bounded by unique triangular walls, which not only give the stadium its unique architectural feel, but also double as roofing sections which sheild fans from both wind and rain (though only those sitting in the upper tiers of the main stands).
www.wldcup.com /Asia/stadia/komazawa.html   (212 words)

 Ballparks of Baseball-Olympic Stadium-Montreal Expos
Since it opened in 1977 as a baseball stadium, Olympic Stadium became one of the worst stadiums in the sport.
The new stadium was named Olympic Stadium and became the first to have a retractable roof.
However the field, working spaces, and spectator areas were complete at the stadium allowing the Olympics to occur.
www.ballparksofbaseball.com /past/Olympic%20Stadium.htm   (497 words)

 CNN - New 'convertible' Olympic stadium - Dec. 21, 1995   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The Olympic stadium will host the opening and closing ceremonies along with track and field events next summer.
Even though the stadium will be used for the Olympics for less than a month, the builders want every spectator to feel like they're in a permanent stadium.
These lift-hooks are normally cut off in a permanent stadium," Holleman said, pointing to metal hooks embedded in the cement of the stadium.
edition.cnn.com /TECH/9512/olympic_stadium   (505 words)

 United States Olympic Committee - Can temporary stadium land Olympics?: Collapsible venue an 'intriguing concept' for ...
Chicago's search for an Olympic stadium is focused on three possibilities: building a "collapsible" stadium between Soldier Field and McCormick Place; retrofitting Soldier Field, or demolishing McCormick Place East to make way for a permanent facility, City Hall sources said.
U.S. Olympic Committee chairman Peter Ueberroth has insisted that an 80,000- to 100,000-seat stadium capable of housing track-and-field events and opening and closing ceremonies be either built or "totally committed" to by March 31, 2007.
The old Soldier Field was a stadium built for track and field that was lousy for football, prompting stadium designers to completely reconfigure the new version and reduce its capacity.
www.usolympicteam.org /117_47084.htm   (1284 words)

 Wembley Stadium - Stadium Uses   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The designers have provided a choice of stage locations but for most events the stage is likely to be end on in the western side of the stadium, again bringing fans as close as possible to the stage.
This location, the higher roofline of the new stadium and a new purpose-built sound system will all reduce the amount of noise ‘spillage’ from the stadium.
The old Wembley Stadium hosted many different events, from a papal visit to a charity cricket event (it was rained off).
www.wembleystadium.com /brilliantfuture/StadiumUses   (191 words)

 Barcelona Olympic Stadium (Estadi Olimpic) Photo gallery
The Barcelona Olympic stadium (Estadi Olimpic) was the venue for the 1992 Olympic games that ran from July 26 to August 21 of that year.
Today the Barcelona Olympic stadium is open to visitors to take a look around and see where all the action took place.
To start the photo tour of The Barcelona Olympic Stadium click here now or click on the first picture in the table below.
www.barcelona-tourist-guide.com /albums-en/olympic-stadium   (148 words)

 Montreal's Olympic Stadium
January 19, 1999 (AP) Montreal's glitch-plagued Olympic Stadium will be closed for at least a month after a large section of its roof crashed to the ground.
The stadium, home to the Montreal Expos, has been plagued with problems since it was built for the 1976 Olympics.
September 13, 1991 Olympic Stadium was closed after a 55-ton concrete beam fell off the side and crashed onto a walkway below, forcing the Expos to play their last 13 regular-season home games on the road.
users.california.com /~csuppes/CFL/Montreal/index.htm   (711 words)

 Olympic stadium- Helsinki, Finland - VirtualTourist.com
The Olympics were here in 1952 and since then this is the biggest and the main stadium in Finland.
Building of the Olympic Stadium began in 1934 and the stdium was inaugurated on June 12, 1938.
The stadium was the result of an architectural competition and has been called world`s most beautiful Olympic stadium.
www.virtualtourist.com /travel/Europe/Finland/Etelae_Suomi/Helsinki-242105/Things_To_Do-Helsinki-Olympic_stadium-BR-1.html   (582 words)

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To alter the Stadium so that, in its baseball configuration, coat rods and shelves are mounted at heights that are within the required reach ranges for persons who use wheelchairs in accordance with Sections 4.1.3(12)(a), 4.2.5, 4.2.6, and 4.25.3 of the Standards and as set forth in the attached Exhibit 11.
To construct the Stadium so that the curb ramps will be readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities, including those who use wheelchairs, in accordance with Sections 4.1.2(2), 4.3.8, 4.5.2, and 4.7.5 of the Standards and as set forth in the attached Exhibits 13(a) and 13(b).
To construct the Stadium so that required doors afford sufficient clear maneuvering space to be readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities in accordance with Sections 4.1.3(7), and 4.13.6 of the Standards and as set forth in the attached Exhibits 22(a) and 22(b).
www.ada.gov /stadiumo.htm   (3700 words)

 Olympic Stadium   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The Olympic Stadium will be built at the heart of the main Olympic Park, within easy walking distance of the Olympic Village and warm up facilities.
The Olympic Stadium will be reconfigured as a 25,000 seat Athletics stadium after the Games.
The Olympic Javelin high-speed shuttle service will provide a link to central London in just seven minutes, as well as a direct train service to mainland Europe.
www.britishcouncil.org /china-aboutuk-england-sportsandlife-olympicstadium.htm   (169 words)

 cbs2chicago.com - Daley Proposes Olympic Stadium To Be Built
The Olympic Cauldron would be on display at the stadium for the duration of the games and would remain there as an ongoing memorial to the Olympics in Chicago.
After the Olympic Games conclude, the Olympic Stadium would be downsized into a 10,000-seat stadium that would host local, national and international track-and-field meets, Daley said.
The U.S. Olympic Committee might end up not submitting any American city for consideration, but feedback has been that now could be the time for a U.S. host.
cbs2chicago.com /politics/local_story_263152401.html   (814 words)

 The battle awaits: SCG v Olympic stadium - smh.com.au
Launching the first cricket match to be held at the Olympic stadium, a domestic one-dayer between NSW and South Australia next February, the stadium's chief executive, Ken Edwards, said it was "inevitable" that big-time international cricket would be held there in the future.
But when the new agreement is negotiated, a major collision is expected, with Cricket NSW and the Olympic stadium both keen to see that Homebush Bay hosts at least two one-day internationals.
It is expected that the Olympic stadium will offer lucrative incentives to cricket authorities to hold major one-day matches there.
www.smh.com.au /articles/2002/08/06/1028157935188.html   (683 words)

 SLAM! Sports: 2000 Summer Games: Venues Olympic Stadium
Stadium Australia, when the 2000 Games arrive, will be the largest outdoor venue in modern Olympic history.
During the Olympics, a continuous lower seating bowl will surround the athletics track, flanked on both sides by two permanent roofed grandstands and by temporary open grandstands at the ends.
The major construction material for this giant roof structure will be translucent polycarbonate to minimize the shadows and patches of direct sunlight on the playing area.
www.canoe.ca /2000GamesVenues/olympic_stadium.html   (125 words)

 1996 Atlanta Olympic Stadium
Approximate construction cost was $207 million, which included conversion of the stadium after the 1996 Games to a 45,000-seat baseball facility that will serve as the new home of the National League Atlanta Braves and destruction of Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, the present home of the Braves.
Adjacent to the Olympic Stadium and standing tall enough to be seen by every spectator in the stadium is the Olympic Cauldron -- the dramatic, free-standing structure being built to house the Olympic Flame during the Games.
The Olympic Stadium is ACOG's single largest legacy to Atlanta and Georgia.
olympics.ballparks.com /1996Atlanta/index.htm   (522 words)

 Seoul Metropolitan Government - "A Clean, Attractive & Global City, Seoul!"
The Olympic stadium has 8 tracks, a turf ground 109 meters by 75 meters, and a warm-up field.
The simpleness and beautiful curves of the outside shape of the Olympic Stadium, which represent the traditional beauty of Korea, stand for harmony through sports.
After the Olympic Games the stadium is being used for live shows, religious congregation and cultural events.
english.seoul.go.kr /residents/sports/sports_03olym.htm   (168 words)

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