Strahov stadium, Prague

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The Great Strahov Stadium is a stadium in the Strahov district of Prague, Czech Republic. It was built for displays of synchronized gymnastics on a massive scale, with a field three times as long as and three times as wide as than the standard Association football pitch.When it was an active sports venue, it had a capacity of around 220,000 spectators, making it the largest stadium and the fourth largest sports venue ever built.Today, it is no longer in use for competitive sports events; it is a training centre for Sparta Prague, and is used to host pop concerts. The stadium is sited on Petřín hill overlooking the old city. It can be accessed by taking the Petřín funicular up the hill through the gardens.ConstructionConstruction began based on plans by the architect Alois Dryák, on a wooden stadium in 1926, which was replaced by concrete grandstands in 1932. Further construction occurred in 1948 and 1975. The playing field, surrounded by seating on all sides, is 63,500 square metres.The stadium currently serves Sparta Prague as a training centre with 8 football pitches (6 pitches of standard sizes and 2 futsal pitches).HistorySynchronized gymnasticsThe original stadium dates from the First Republic between the World Wars and served as a venue for popular Sokol displays of massive synchronized gymnastics. The Sokol displays were renamed Spartakiáda during the communist era, referring to the power and strength of the slave uprising led by Spartacus..
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  • The ruins of the largest stadium in the world. The youth centre of AC Sparta Praha with 8 small fields and a beach volleyball court, as well as several containers and several dozen parking located inside the stadium. The grandstands are actually not accessible. At night, the Interior is locked. During the day you can from the inside up on the stands. Whether you do this officially? No idea. There are no real barriers etc. anyway. The dimensions of this stadium ruins are impressive. For fans of Communist architecture, as well as die-hard football fans (due to the size) is worth a visit. Everyone else will be bored.
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  • the ruins of a stadium. To read an imposing structure, as in the story from the inside one of the largest ever built sport stadium is unfortunately rather close to the demolition. Would have sold out like this sports stadium experienced. For sports and Stadium fans, a visit is always worth a visit. Impressive as this time such a stadium was built.
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  • It's hard to explain why, but I love around the stadium. Despite its nastiness still fascinates me.
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  • Stunning piece of history. Stadium that used to host 220,000 people for mass sporting events during communism and then Rolling Stones concert I the 90's :-) It is falling apart now, with the former grass being divided into 3x3 parts with 8 full size football fields inside. Easy to climb over the fence and see it from the tribunes.
  • Nice architecture from the beginning of the 20th century. Old part of stadion has been built in funcionalistic style
  • For soccer fan and specialty Sparta fan...very good place to play soccer.
  • A great stadium with 9 football fields in it , but is not getting good care by the govt as the stands r all old n about to fall...
  • Looks like a relict of communist era but worth seeing. The stadium is huge and seems like contain smaller stadiums inside. You can enjoy one of the best views of Prague from the hill.
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