Helsinki Velodrome

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The Helsinki Velodrome

Helsinki Velodrome (Finnish: Helsingin Velodromi) is an outdoor velodrome and football stadium in Helsinki, Finland. It was built in 1938–1940 for the 1940 Summer Olympics which were cancelled due to World War II. After the war, it was a venue of the 1952 Summer Olympics for the track cycling and field hockey events.

The protected functionalist concrete building was designed by Hilding Ekelund. Docomomo has listed it as a significant example of modern architecture in Finland.[1]

The track is 400 meters in length and is used for most national events. American football and lacrosse is played on the infield.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Velodromi – Velodrome". Docomomo Suomi Finland. Retrieved 4 July 2014. 

Coordinates: 60°12′10″N 24°56′34″E / 60.20278°N 24.94278°E / 60.20278; 24.94278