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What happens if every city withdraws bids to host the Olympics?

The IOC has actually had to backtrack quite a few times at much later points in the process than host selection, 8 years out. The 1904 Olympics in St Louis and 1908 Olympics in London both were ...
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Which NFL teams have natural grass stadiums?

An article on lawnstarter.com has compiled a list of NFL stadiums, and what type of turf they play on. Of the 32 professional teams, 56% (or 18 teams) play on natural grass. Of those 18 professional ...
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What football stadium is at the highest altitude in the world?

Estadio Hernando Siles is not the highest stadium in the world. Estadio Víctor Agustín Ugarte, another stadium in Bolivia, is even higher with an altitude of 3,960 meters (12,992 ft). However, the ...
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Opening Day Baseball Location

As you can imagine, scheduling an MLB season is not the easiest task to accomplish. Especially with all the different specifications enacted by the league and the player's union. More or less, there ...
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How do I know which direction the players will be lining up to sing the national anthem?

Most of the time players will be facing the main stand. I'm going with the smaller one of the two long sides as the main stand. But it's a guess! Going on the image below you would have to buy ...
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What are the venues where FC Barcelona used to play in its early days?

The three stadium Camp de la Indústria, Camp de Les Corts, and Camp Nou are the major ones but before FC Barcelona moved to Camp de la Indústria in 1909 they played in five different stadiums. Those ...
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Why are the seats of the Olympic track and field stadium different colors?

While most US stadiums have single colored seats, the multicolor effect is used in many stadiums around the world. The New Orleans Superdome has multicolored seats, but the overall effect is very ...
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Why do countries start to build stadiums after getting elected to host FIFA World Cup?

From the viewpoint of FIFA, they are not interested in how much it would cost, since most of the money comes from the country that organizes it. They are interested primarily in the possible revenue ...
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Why aren't Russian World Cup venues spread proportionately?

This is due to the population density of Russia. It makes sense that the World Cup matches are taking place in the most inhabited parts of the country rather than in rural regions. The map below shows ...
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How do I know which direction the players will be lining up to sing the national anthem?

A good way to identify the main stand they will be facing is to look for the VIP seating / Royal Box / Press seating. They will be facing in that direction. Mind, in some cases, if there are flags ...
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Why aren't Russian World Cup venues spread proportionately?

The Wikipedia article 2018 FIFA World Cup (link to the current revision) mentions that: All of the stadium venues are in or just near European Russia to keep travel time manageable. and Russia ...
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How do clubs/stadiums segregate home fans from away fans

The clubs don't allocate that amount to away fans, but to the area they're supposed to be seated in. If away fans buy tickets for the home or "neutral" zone the tickets will not count towards that ...
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Has any team won the country's top league (division) playing from temporary stadium?

A similar thing happened to Qarabağ FK (the first Azerbaijani team to make it to the group stage of the UEFA Champions League) in the Azerbaijan Premier League 1993. After the home city of the club ...
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What is the difference between an arena and a stadium?

In North America smaller venues are called arenas. Ice hockey, and basketball games are played in arenas where there's usually no more than 20000 seats, while baseball and American football are played ...
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What is the difference between an arena and a stadium?

A trend is noted (for example on Wikipedia) that arena tends to describe a smaller space with frequent non-sporting usage, much more likely to be roofed, while stadium describes larger spaces with ...
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Has any team won the country's top league (division) playing from temporary stadium?

There is Shakhtar Donetsk who won the Ukrainian championship in 2017, 2018 and 2019 by playing their home games in Lviv and Kharkiv while their main stadium is in Donetsk. The "Donbass Arena" has been ...
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