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Old August 19th, 2009, 05:06 PM   #41
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De Goffert in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, is another case of a new stadium in the old bowl. It had a velodrome, not an athletic track though.

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Old August 20th, 2009, 03:04 AM   #42
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So they added a new bottom tier after removing the track? Cool beans.
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Old February 25th, 2010, 02:45 AM   #43
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Old March 4th, 2010, 02:09 AM   #44
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Celtic Park, athletics/cycling track concreted over for terracing
may or may not be in this picture:

Then roofed:

Now:
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Stamford Bridge, Chelsea FC


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Hampden Park, had a speedway track. Think it was used for athletics aswell
Can't tell if in the picture or not
The new one will hold athletics events in the Commonwealth, track isn't there at the moment


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Old Wembley had one also. Old Ibrox before rangers moved to the new one had one I think aswell. Watford's Vicarage Road also had a greyhound track at one point, dunno if used for athletics or not.
Brammall Lane also had a running track.
The 2012 Olympic Stadium could be the next to lose it's running track if West Ham United move in...
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Old March 4th, 2010, 02:13 AM   #45
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vicarage road's greyhand track was square... Brammall lane was a cricket stadium, I don't recall reading that it ever hosted athletics...
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Old March 5th, 2010, 09:29 PM   #46
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Bramall Lane had a running track and a cycling track:

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1901: Cycle track removed.
1911: Roof added to the Bramall Lane End.
1935: Roof added to the Kop. Running track built in front of John Street Stand.
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Old March 5th, 2010, 10:34 PM   #47
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I tell you right now: I know you think athletics tracks are bad, but i think cycling track is worse than an athletics track.

Chile's national Stadium in Santiago formerly had a cycling track which was removed before the 1962 World Cup. The athletics track still exists today.
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Old June 20th, 2010, 01:38 PM   #48
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^ I think vertually all old (prewar) stadiums in at least in Europe and the us used to have either a cycling or an athletic track... or in fact an equestrian track... or a combination of all those things... and in various shapes (some in oval some in horseshoe etc) most of those are now gone.

I especially want to see more posts specifically about stadiums with the nowadays more or less standard (Olympic size, usually red-colored) athletic tracks being removed. I also want to find out why Brazil's Maracana stadium has an oval shape but is completely grass pitch (athletic track apparently removed but no seats rearranged in order to make the front row closer to the actual football touch/side-lines) Why? Brazilians don't exactly play Australian rules, do they?

I also want to see if anybody has details on a history of the whole trend (I believe the English clubs started this focus on football-only stadia. Then, correct me if I'm wrong, the increasing popularity of the English premier league inspired others to follow suit (starting in the 90s). I remember watching football league matches on TV during the 1980s and virtually every single German football teams had a that annoying red track around their stadia. More or less the same thing in Italy with one or two famous exceptions.

Only Engish stadiums were majority trackless (the ones that existed were removed way back in the 50s/60s/70s). I only remember one notorious exception: Wembley stadium, which managed to resist the complete removal of it's prewar mini-track until the final demolition of the whole thing.
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Old June 20th, 2010, 02:13 PM   #49
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^ I think vertually all old (prewar) stadiums in at least in Europe and the us used to have either a cycling or an athletic track... or in fact an equestrian track... or a combination of all those things... and in various shapes (some in oval some in horseshoe etc) most of those are now gone.
The GABBA at Brisbane, home to cricket and AFL football, used to have a greyhound track until 1993 - further proof that our banana bending northern mates are a different breed
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Old June 20th, 2010, 04:22 PM   #50
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Yeah, a better breed.
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Old January 21st, 2011, 05:51 PM   #51
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The Mercedes Benz Arena in Stuttgart is currently undergoing the process.

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Old January 22nd, 2011, 02:55 AM   #52
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Husky Stadium in Seattle, Washington is getting the track removed later on this year. The renovation (most expensive in NCAA history at $250 million USD) will be completed in 2013.

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Geez, US$ 250 mln. without even adding a new ring?
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Old January 22nd, 2011, 04:54 AM   #54
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Well the lower level is being ripped out and totally rebuilt, and actually one of the upper level stands is either being heavily modified/replaced. Thats actually an older plan, they changed architects (from Populous to 360 Architects) and got (in my opinion) a much more bland and kind of ugly scheme that they will appearently go forward with.
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Old January 22nd, 2011, 05:04 AM   #55
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Geez, US$ 250 mln. without even adding a new ring?
The key phrase here is 'seismic retrofit'. The state of Washington has been getting lambasted by not having codes for buildings than can withstand earthquakes the way California buildings can. So the university is spending a ton to make sure that their stadium won't collapse.

By the same token, a quake that a California building will just shrug off, will cause almost any European stadium to fall like a house of cards. This is also why the cost estimates for new football stadiums in Santa Clara and the LA area are so high.
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Old January 22nd, 2011, 06:42 AM   #56
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Old January 22nd, 2011, 07:12 AM   #57
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The MCG is now just grass for Summer Cricket or Winter Australian Rules Football. The 2006 Commonwealth games were great ! Don't forget the ground area is much bigger than other sporting rectangular fields......A modern day Colosseum for 100,000 spectators


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Old January 22nd, 2011, 04:57 PM   #59
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The 2012 Olympic Stadium could be the next to lose it's running track if West Ham United move in...
The 2012 Olympic Stadium cannot lose its running track. London has too many football-only stadiums already.
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