Paavo Nurmi Stadium

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Paavo Nurmi Stadium
Kalevan Kisat 2011 Turussa (Finnish Championships in Athletics 2011 in Turku).jpg
2011 Finnish Championships in Athletics at Paavo Nurmi Stadium
Location Turku, Finland
Coordinates 60°26′33″N 022°15′39″E / 60.44250°N 22.26083°E / 60.44250; 22.26083Coordinates: 60°26′33″N 022°15′39″E / 60.44250°N 22.26083°E / 60.44250; 22.26083
Owner City of Turku
Operator City of Turku
Capacity 13,000
Construction
Opened 1890s
Renovated 1997
Website
www.turku.fi/...

Paavo Nurmi Stadium (Finnish: Paavo Nurmen stadion, Swedish: Paavo Nurmis stadion) is a multi-use stadium in Turku, Finland. It is currently used mostly for football matches and athletics meets. It holds 13,000 people and is named after the Turku-born runner Paavo Nurmi. Twenty athletics world records have been set at the stadium.[1] John Landy broke the world records for the 1,500 m and the mile (1954), Nurmi for the 3,000 m (1922), Emil Zátopek (1950) and Ron Clarke (1965) for the 10,000 m, Viljo Heino for the one hour run (1945) and the 20 km (1949), Matti Järvinen for the javelin throw (1932) and Charles Hoff for the pole vault (1925).[1]

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  1. ^ a b Rimpiläinen, Tuomas (6 October 2010). "Turkuun pystytettiin kirjoitusvirheitä pursuava muistomerkki". Turun Sanomat (in Finnish). Retrieved 20 September 2012. 

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