Oval Lingotto

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Oval Lingotto
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Location Turin, Italy
Broke ground 2003
Opened 2005
Owner City of Turin
Architect HOK Sport[1]
Studio Zoppini
Buro Happold
Capacity 8,500

Torino Oval Lingotto is an indoor arena in Turin, Italy. It was built for use at the 2006 Winter Olympics, during which it hosted speed skating events.[2] It has a capacity of 8,500 spectators and was designed by Populous, Studio Zoppini Associati of Milan and Buro Happold.

After Olympic competition at the venue concluded on February 25, 2006, plans for the structure now include use for fairs and exhibitions in connection with the Lingotto Fiere exhibition centre. It will also be able to accommodate 2,000 spectators for ice skating events.

The 2006 World Fencing Championships took place in the Oval Lingotto from September 29 to October 7.

The Oval hosted the 2009 European Indoor Championships in Athletics, for which it had a seating capacity for 6.600 spectators.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Oval Lingotto architect: Populous
  2. ^ 2006 Winter Olympics official report. Volume 3. pp. 66-7.
  3. ^ Venue

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Coordinates: 45°1′39″N 7°39′36″E / 45.02750°N 7.66000°E / 45.02750; 7.66000

Preceded by
National Indoor Arena
Birmingham
European Athletics Indoor Championships
Venue

2009
Succeeded by
Palais omnisports de Paris-Bercy
Paris