Olympic Velodrome (VEL) 07-19-2004 11:19

The Olympic Velodrome, at the Athens Olympic Sports Complex (OAKA), is the venue where the Track Cycling discipline will take place. It is expected to host 5,250 spectators, who will have the opportunity to view the fast-paced sport in the modern Velodrome venue.

The field of play is a wooden track made by afzelia hard wood of 250 m. length and 7,20 m. width. The banking at the two bends is 42掳 and at the two straights is 12掳.

The renovation of the Velodrome is included in the project 鈥淎esthetic Unification of OAKA鈥, under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture. Part of it includes its roof, designed by the famous Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava.

Quick facts & Dates

Sport: Cycling Track

Competition Schedule: 20-25 August

Athletes participating: 188

Total capacity: 5,250

Net capacity: 3,300

Total land surface: 53,400 sq m

Distance from Ol. Village: 14.5km

Completion Date: 30 May 2004

Official Opening: 30 July 2004

Press seats: 110 written press, 30 photographers

Spectator Services:

Ticket resolution office, medical services, information desk, food concessions, merchandising concessions, WCs.

Source:The official website of the ATHENS 2004 Olympic and Paralympic Games

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