I think the way we play the World Cup will define a lot of things that will happen outside the stadia.
Ptolemy assumed that a degree at the equator was 500 stadia instead of 604 stadia in length.
From the isthmus to the promontory Araxus is a distance of 1030 stadia.
It is distant from the Hermionic promontory, the Scyllæum,831 700 stadia, and nearly as many from the Dictynnæan promontory.
This also was a city, situated 40 stadia above the sea-coast.
Nisyrus lies to the north of Telos, at the distance of about 60 stadia, which is its distance also from Cos.
There is an ascent of 30 stadia, and it terminates in a sharp point.
Next is the rugged tract, Ariusia, without harbours, about 30 stadia in extent.
Bura is at the distance from the sea-coast of about 40 stadia.
Near it is the Chalcidic Euripus, to which, from Sunium, are 70 stadia.
late 14c., "a foot race, an ancient measure of length," from Latin stadium "a measure of length, a race course" (commonly one-eighth of a Roman mile; translated in early English Bibles by furlong), from Greek stadion "a measure of length, a running track," especially the track at Olympia, which was one stadium in length.
The Greek word might literally mean "fixed standard of length" (from stadios "firm, fixed," from PIE root *sta- "to stand"), or it may be from spadion, from span "to draw up, pull," with form influenced by stadios.
The meaning "running track," recorded in English from c.1600, was extended to mean in modern-day context "large, open oval structure with tiers of seats for viewing sporting events" (1834).