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Stadiums: Legends vs Modern Icons Series

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This title is a part of the series Legends vs Modern Icons Series


Catalogue Number:  BAM1266
Producer:  Blue Ant Media
Subject:  Architecture, Documentary, History, Science, Tech/Voc, World History
Language:  English
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2020
Running Time:  48:05


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The Colosseum – in the heart of Rome. The most spectacular stadium of the ancients and the largest amphitheatre ever built in the world.  One hundred and fifty-six meters wide. One hundred and eighty-eight meters in length and a towering forty-eight meters high. The Colosseum was capable of accommodating more than fifty-thousand spectators across five tiers and had one primary purpose: to give Rome's residents a spectacle the like of which had never been seen before. The architecture was perfectly adapted to the bloody fights happening here. A true legend. Many say that even today, the Colosseum can be compared to any modern stadium. But what happens when this legend meets a modern-day icon?

The Colosseum faces: Wembley. A gigantic arena. And nothing less than the most expensive football stadium ever built. Since its opening in two thousand and seven it has been seen as the "Cathedral of Football". Three hundred meters wide and three hundred and fifteen meters in length. A true colossus. Wembley, with its roof arch, is around three times higher than the Roman legend. And just like the Colosseum, Wembley has set a world record. It provides covered seating for ninety thousand football fans. More than any other stadium in the world. A contest of superlatives! Two opponents. Three categories. And lots of surprises. Which stadium revolutionized architecture worldwide?  Which stadium gives fans the greater experience? And which has the most stunning spectacles?


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