Old Stadion (Amsterdam)
|Full name||Nederlandsch Sportpark|
|Former names||Harry Elte Stadium|
The Oude Stadion (Old Stadium), officially known as Het Nederlandsch Sportpark (The Dutch Sports Park), and colloquially known as the Stadion (until 1928), was a multi-purpose sports stadium located in Amsterdam in the Netherlands. The stadium was built after the design by Harry Elte, with which he had won the contest for a national stadium in 1912.
The stadium was completed in 1914. For some time it was the only stadium with brick tribunes in the country. Prior to the construction of the Olympic Stadium used for the 1928 Summer Olympics, it was the primary stadium used for the city until the 1928 Games. This was to the fact that the stadium could not handle track running and track cycling events though it could accommodate football games, seating 29,000.
- 1928 Summer Olympics official report. pp. 173–80.
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