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The Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany is the first stadium that can change the colour of its exterior.
The Melbourne Cricket Ground is the 13th largest stadium in the world by capacity. It is one of the largest and oldest cricket stadiums and additionally hosts Australian rules football matches.

A stadium (plural stadiums or stadia)<ref>Stadia is the Latin plural form, but both are used in English. Dictionary.com</ref> is a place or venue for (mostly) outdoor sports, concerts, or other events and consists of a field or stage either partly or completely surrounded by a tiered structure designed to allow spectators to stand or sit and view the event.<ref>Nussli Group "Stadium Construction Projects"</ref>

Pausanias noted that for about half a century the only event at the ancient Greek Olympic festival was the race that comprised one length of the stade at Olympia, where the word "stadium" originated.<ref name="David C. Young p. 20">A Brief History of the Olympic Games by David C. Young, p. 20</ref>


Stadium sections
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