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Well, it should be clarified that this thread concerns a stadium located in Athens, Georgia, USA (hometown of the REM, among others) and not in Athens capital of Greece!

Greece has already their hands full with all the name disputes they need :D, do not bring us more :D :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
 

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so this was the 2004 Olympic stadium :D
But where is the Calatrava roof :D
 

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It confused me too!

Why does it look like it has some proper red seats in that 2nd and 3rd pic but is mostly just bleachers? Did they run out of money or did they all get broken? It looks very very stupid.
 

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This is a college football stadium for the University of Georgia. Don't know why Athens is named as it is, sorry!

As for the broken-up colours there, those are actually called 'seat-backs' or something similar. College stadiums, unlike pro football stadiums, are generally bleachers or rows of seats, so the colleges sell these seat-backs for $20 or something and it attaches to the bench and then basically acts as a cushion/support like a seat would at an all-seater stadium. People just leave them there if they have season tickets.
 

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At first hn i saw the thread i was like "wtf, has A.E.K gone insane? then i saw the photos. I knew something was worng here.

Then I saw someones Post, Athens in America...and i thought.. oh ok


Is Athens full of Greeks?
 

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Which Athens? :D
 

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Which Athens? :D
 

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The Calatrava roof was put away for the summer for cleaning. They will bring it back next year. :)

Why Athens? As the US was healing from the ravages of the Civil War and coming into its own internationally, a lot of educators in the US were brought up in the classical traditions. Thus, they paid homage(s) to ancient Greece and Rome. So the home of UGA was named Athens. Thus, all those fraternites and sororities are named after the Greek alpahbet; a lot of college athletic teams are called the Spartans (SPARRRTAAHHH!! :lol: ), the Trojans, etc., etc.

So great was the infatuation of 19th century America with classical Greece, that the only complete, full-scale replica of the Parthenon -- and how it would've looked if it had not been destroyed -- stands in, of all places, the world capital of country music -- Nashville, TN. See in the link.

http://www.students.sbc.edu/mdavis04/The Parthenon, Nashville, Tennessee.htm
 

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Such intelligent, educated responses in this thread...I'm very impressed.:eek:hno:

-Athens, GA U.S.A. was incorporated in 1806, 55 years before the start of the Civil War: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Athens,_Georgia

-The University of Georgia, home of Sanford Stadium, was founded in 1785 and is the oldest state supported university in the U.S. UGA is ranked #19 among the top 50 American universities. There are 34,000 students enrolled at UGA.

-Athens is one of America's classic college towns and has a well-known music scene that produced R.E.M. and the B-52's among others: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_of_Athens%2C_Georgia


A couple of photos of Athens, GA


http://www.flickr.com/photos/loriwright/113576626/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/adrianpritchett/2142012644/


http://www.flickr.com/photos/sanfranannie/2473063589/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/kevanwitha/317437479/


http://www.flickr.com/photos/pjchmiel/242417967/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/plasticdollhouse/2346003268/
 

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This is a college football stadium for the University of Georgia. Don't know why Athens is named as it is, sorry!

As for the broken-up colours there, those are actually called 'seat-backs' or something similar. College stadiums, unlike pro football stadiums, are generally bleachers or rows of seats, so the colleges sell these seat-backs for $20 or something and it attaches to the bench and then basically acts as a cushion/support like a seat would at an all-seater stadium. People just leave them there if they have season tickets.
John Milledge, a former governor of Georgia, donated land for the university and named the area Athens, in honor of the ancient Greek center of culture and learning.
 

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The Calatrava roof was put away for the summer for cleaning. They will bring it back next year. :)

Why Athens? As the US was healing from the ravages of the Civil War and coming into its own internationally, a lot of educators in the US were brought up in the classical traditions. Thus, they paid homage(s) to ancient Greece and Rome. So the home of UGA was named Athens. Thus, all those fraternites and sororities are named after the Greek alpahbet; a lot of college athletic teams are called the Spartans (SPARRRTAAHHH!! :lol: ), the Trojans, etc., etc.

So great was the infatuation of 19th century America with classical Greece, that the only complete, full-scale replica of the Parthenon -- and how it would've looked if it had not been destroyed -- stands in, of all places, the world capital of country music -- Nashville, TN. See in the link.

http://www.students.sbc.edu/mdavis04/The Parthenon, Nashville, Tennessee.htm
Fraternities and sororities were established with Greek letter titles in the early part of the 19th century. Phi Beta Kappa began the trend, then several fraternities followed beginning with Kappa Alpha in 1825...36 years prior to the beginning of the Civil War.

Neither the naming of Athens in 1801 or the association of Greek symbols and letters had anything to do with the Civil War in America. American "infatuation" with ancient Greece has much more to do with honoring the advancements of Greek culture that are still evident in modern society. It's an homage, not an infatuation.
 

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The finals of the 1996 Olympic Soccer competitions took place in Sanford Stadium. It was located outside of the host city (Atlanta). Because the required dimensions of a soccer field are wider than those of an American Football field, the hedges that surrounded the field needed to be removed for the event. Why can't all American football stadiums fit a soccer pitch properly?
 

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The finals of the 1996 Olympic Soccer competitions took place in Sanford Stadium. It was located outside of the host city (Atlanta). Because the required dimensions of a soccer field are wider than those of an American Football field, the hedges that surrounded the field needed to be removed for the event. Why can't all American football stadiums fit a soccer pitch properly?
Why?

They're built with other things in mind.
 
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