I took a cab to a stadium outside the city, bought a ticket, and sat in the concrete bleachers.
The stadium is a 98-year-old dump in need of millions of dollars of repairs each winter.
An employee at the stadium showed The Daily Beast the scene where scores of terrified fans lost their lives.
In the first half, I sat next to him in the front row of the stadium.
So the question is, should the Obama people cancel the stadium acceptance speech and move it indoors?
The stadium is not the only splendid monument to the public spirit of the modern Greeks.
"I shall never boast about the stadium at Cambridge again," she said.
The writer was a pupil of the Museum, and had been taken in the stadium, where he was boasting of his exploit.
He wished to inspect them in the stadium, and they were now marching thither.
Near by, between the theater and the stadium, Parnassus gives back to your cry a swift and sharp echo.
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).