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Sports stadia on coins
« on: September 19, 2013, 04:08:49 PM »
Argentina, 100 pesos, 1978.   FIFA World Cup.

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Re: Sports stadia on coins
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2013, 04:09:39 PM »
USA, 1 dollar, 1984.   Olympic Games, Los Angeles.

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« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2013, 04:11:19 PM »
Singapore, 5 dollars, 1973.   South East Asian Games.

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« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2013, 05:50:17 PM »
South Korea, 500 won, 1987.  Seoul Olympics.

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Re: Sports stadia on coins
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2013, 03:20:49 AM »
Mind the gap between the creation date of the stadium and that of the coin...

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Re: Sports stadia on coins
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2013, 11:43:32 AM »
Ukraine, 2 hryvnia, 2013.  Junior World Track and Field Athletics Championship at Donetsk.

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Re: Sports stadia on coins
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2013, 11:45:09 AM »
USSR, 100 roubles (gold), 1978.  Moscow 1980 Olympics, Lenin Stadium.

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« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2013, 04:41:43 PM »
Fiji, $1 (tri-metallic), 2010.  World Cup football, South Africa, Port Elizabeth stadium.

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Re: Sports stadia on coins
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2015, 02:02:06 PM »
The Olympia-Stadion in Munich, built for the 1972 Summer Olympics. Here it is on a coin (image from Wikipedia) issued in that year.



(Larger image of the side that shows the Olympic Park)

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Re: Sports stadia on coins
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2015, 02:09:42 PM »
Plural issues aside ;) in German such a building is often called arena these days. Existing ones usually keep the -Stadion name, newer ones tend to be -Arena, no matter whether there are running lanes around the playing field or not.



The Olympia-Stadion in Berlin on a 10 Athletics collector coin issued in 2009 ...

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« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2015, 04:53:01 PM »


Oman, 5 baisa, 1990.  20th National Day.  Sultan Qabus Stadium, Muscat.





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Re: Sports stadia on coins
« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2017, 11:05:04 AM »
Syria, 2 pounds, 1996, depciting the Roman amphitheatre at Bosra.

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An amphitheatre or amphitheater is an open-air venue used for entertainment, performances, and sports.  Ancient Roman amphitheatres were oval or circular in plan, with seating tiers that surrounded the central performance area, like a modern open-air stadium. In contrast both ancient Greek and ancient Roman theatres were built in a semicircle, with tiered seating rising on one side of the performance area. In modern usage, "amphitheatre" is sometimes used to describe theatre-style stages with spectator seating on only one side, theatres in the round, and stadiums. Natural formations of similar shape are sometimes known as natural amphitheatres.

The Roman Theatre at Bosra is an ancient Roman theatre in Bosra, Syria. It was built in the second quarter of the 2nd century CE. It is the largest, most complete and best preserved theatre of all the Roman theatres in the Middle East, and was one of the largest theatres ever constructed in the Roman world.

The theatre was built early in the 2nd century AD after Bosra became the capital of the new Roman province of Arabia. The theatre was built outside the city walls since there was no suitable place for it inside. Nonetheless, it was integrated into the city's street network by a colonnaded street. In the Middle Ages a Muslim fortress was built around the theatre, which explains the excellent state of preservation of the theatre. However, the colonnaded street, along with other structures around the theatre, were destroyed when the fortress was built. The theatre is unusual in that it was not constructed using a natural slope of a hill for support but on completely level ground. The theatre was built facing north.

By the start of the 20th century most of the interior had become filled with sand, which acted as a natural preservative. The theatre was restored to its former glory between 1947 and 1970. The main restoration work was directed at the stage area and the upper rows of seats. Some of that work was done in pink Egyptian granite. The theatre now serves as the main venue for the Bosra Festival, a national music festival.

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Re: Sports stadia on coins
« Reply #12 on: July 03, 2017, 11:20:12 AM »
Olympic Stadium Montreal