• June 14, 2018

Great Strahov Stadium in Prague – UNESCO heritage

Great Strahov Stadium in Prague – UNESCO heritage

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The Great Strahov Stadium or Masaryk Stadium is, according to some resources, the largest stadium in the world. Its capacity was 280,000 places, out of which 96,000 seats. Since 6 March 2003 it has been listed as a national cultural monument.
The total surface area of the Strahov Stadium is 63 thousand m2, which approximately corresponds to nine football pitches.
The stadium was originally built to hold gymnastics festivals of the Sokol Movement. In 1926, however, it only consisted of a sand exercise area, banks made of earth and wooden stands.
Later the stadium was reconstructed and completed several times. The west stands were built and the entire premises were completed for the needs of national Spartakiades. Up to 33 thousand gymnasts exercised in Strahov in the times of its greatest fame.
The Strahov Stadium also held several concerts of popular bands, such as The Rolling Stones, Guns N’ Roses or Pink Floyd.