Athens Olympic Velodrome

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Athens Olympic Velodrome
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Athens Olympic Velodrome
Location Athens, Greece
Coordinates 38°02′24″N 23°46′49″E / 38.0401°N 23.7804°E / 38.0401; 23.7804Coordinates: 38°02′24″N 23°46′49″E / 38.0401°N 23.7804°E / 38.0401; 23.7804
Capacity 5,250
Field size 250 m (270 yd) track
Surface Afzelia hardwood
Opened 1991
Renovated 2004

The Olympic Velodrome is a stadium at the Athens Olympic Sports Complex, built in 1991 for the Mediterranean Games. It was extensively refurbished in order to host the track cycling events at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. The stadium, which seats 5,250 - though only 3,300 seats were made publicly available for the games - has distinctive twin roofs covering the stands on each side, designed by Santiago Calatrava. The track, made of Afzelia wood, is 250 m. long and 7.5 m. wide. Construction of the stadium was completed on May 30, 2004, and it was officially opened on July 30, 2004.


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