Théâtre des Cérémonies

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Ceremonies Theater
Théâtre des Cérémonies
1992 Winter Olympics Albertville pylon 02.JPG
Central spire of the former Théâtre des Cérémonies (right), pictured in 2013.
Location Albertville, France
Capacity 35,000
Surface Ice
Built August 5, 1989 (1989-08-05)
Opened December 29, 1991 (1991-12-29)
Demolished February 24, 1992 (1992-02-24)
Billboard located nearby the site of the Théâtre des Cérémonies, depicting the venue during the opening ceremony of the 1992 Winter Olympic Games.

Théâtre des Cérémonies was a temporary stadium in Albertville, France. Built to only host the opening and closing ceremonies for the 1992 Winter Olympics, the circular shape stadium was immediately disassembled following the games. The stadium held 35,000 and was built in 1992 like a circus. Part of the stadium was shipped to Barcelona and used during the 1992 Summer Olympics. During its existence, it was the largest such temporary structure ever built.


External links[edit]

  • [1]: Image from the International Olympic Committee about the 1992 Winter Games. Includes images of the "Théâtre des Cérémonies".

Coordinates: 45°39′41.73″N 6°22′9.72″E / 45.6615917°N 6.3693667°E / 45.6615917; 6.3693667