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A stadium is not an elusive complex. A stadium is simply a place or venue for sports games, 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. Still, it connotes a profound history and complex designs and these days are required philosophies of its own.



The history of stadiums are more profound than one would commonly imagine. The oldest known stadium in the world is the

stadium in Greece, where the initial Olympic Games have taken place in 776 B.C.E. That is to say that the first stadium has been constructed approximately 2800 years ago from the current date. From the vast 2800 years since its origin, the stadium has gone through numerous innovations and developments and has attained its current appearance. Current stadiums of the world come in diverse forms and functions. 


To primarily state the functions, even though a substantial number of stadiums function as a site to hold a sports event such as a football match, some current day stadiums have other applications such as galleries or even shelters. The role of stadiums in the 21st century is no longer constrained; it can be applied to any purpose. A baseball stadium in Korea known as Gocheok sky dome is made use as a baseball stadium in the season, and in the off-season it is utilized as the

hottest concert stadium in Korea. 


The forms of stadiums have developed in more diverse sorts and many of them exhibit conspicuous designs that would easily attract viewers. To examine some sophisticated examples of the stadium, the Borisov Football Stadium located in Belarus is an example of an impressive structure. The stadium forms a unified rounded dome, giving the impression of a single closed object and the skin of the dome gives the illusion of a perforated textile pulled over the stadium skeleton. Allianz Arena, the football stadium of the current European champion Bayern Munchen, are also always mentioned in examples of beautiful

stadiums. The stadium has a smooth exterior with diamond-shaped translucent claddings and it offers space for 80,000 spectators. The last stadium to demonstrate is North Korea’s Rungrado 1st of May Stadium of Pyongyang. It is highly acknowledged for its capacity to accommodate as much as 114,000 people. Even though it was erected

in 1998, it still has the honor of being the largest stadium in the world.



Nonetheless, a stadium has more of an obligation than just being a mere beautiful piece of structure. A stadium should have a philosophy of its own. The stadium has to be symbolic of a meaningful message such as sportsmanship, equality, or brotherhood and it can achieve the objective by applying its message in the structural design of the stadium or nominating it as its ideology and utilizing the stadium to purposes

related to it. Various social problems remain in the current society. The

currently ongoing BlackLivesMatter movement is a representative

example and NBA stadiums in the Orlando Bubble are contributing in

conveying the message. The message ‘Black Lives Matter’ is directly

imprinted in the center of the court so any audience watching the game

can always be reminded of the social message. As the prior example,

stadiums should take the initiative in rendering changes to the society.

Stadiums are not just a field or court where only sports

games are held. As everyone involved in the occasion held in the

stadium are able to encounter the stadium, it can widely affect various

regions of the human society and one simple philosophy is required to

accomplish the goal.



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