Locations for playing sport
Sites which were constructed for sporting purposes. Three common groups of these are: Roman amphitheatres (for gladiator fights), Roman circuses (for chariot racing) and Pre-Columbian Ball courts (for the Mesoamerican ballgame).
World Heritage Sites connected to 'Locations for playing sport':
Amphitheater of El Jem Roman amphitheatreAquileia Roman amphitheatre & circusAranjuez Plaza de Toros, one of Spain's oldest bullrings (1797)Archaeological Site of Delphi Stadium for the Pythian Games (various sports)Arles Bordeaux "antique amphitheatre, the Palais Gallien (Gallien Palace)" (AB)Bosra Roman amphitheatre & circusBridgetown Horse racing: The former grass parade-grounds are now known as the Garrison Savannah, and used as a horse racing circuit; linkButrint amphitheatreCanadian Rocky Mountain Parks Skiing; linkCentennial Hall Used for basketball & tennis tournamentsCentral University City Campus of the UNAM Olympic stadiumChichen-Itza Pre-Columbian Ball courtCilento and Vallo di Diano Paestum: Roman amphitheatreCiudad Universitaria de Caracas Olympic StadiumCopan Pre-Columbian Ball courtCorfu The Esplanade Cricket ground; linkCrespi d'Adda sports centreCyrene Roman Amphiteatre Delos Hippodrome and stadium for the Delian GamesDengfeng Shaolin Kung Fu Dolomites Skiing, Maratona dles Dolomites (Cycling)Dougga/Thugga Roman circusEl Tajin Pre-Columbian Ball courtEpidaurus Palaestra (ancient Greek wrestling school)Fontainebleau Jeu de paume, a French precursor of tennis : "Le cercle du Jeu de Paume de Fontainebleau accueille pour la première fois en France depuis 1740 (date du premier Championnat) le championnat du Monde de Jeu de Paume. Ce titre actuellement détenu par l'Australien Robert Fahey, sera défendu pour la septième fois consécutive du 20 au 24 mai (2008) par celui-ci".Gusuku of Ryukyu Shikinaen: The garden contained an archery field, as was usually the case with residences for feudal lords of Edo Period Japan (nom file)Heritage of Mercury Bullring (Almaden)Incense Route of the Negev Hypodrome at ElusaIstanbul Roman hippodrome. Its remains are close to the Blue Mosque.Leptis Magna Roman amphitheatre and circusLyon Roman amphitheatreMeidan Emam, Esfahan Maidan Shah (Polo)Mérida Roman amphitheatre and circusNancy Place de la Carrière was designed for equestrian games Nord-Pas de Calais Mining Basin Stade Parc in Bruay-La-Buissière; linkOaxaca and Monte Alban (Monte Alban) Pre-Columbian Ball courtOhrid Region Ohrid Lake (Swimming Marathon)Olympia Various arenas (athletics, wrestling etc)Palenque Pre-Columbian Ball courtPaquimé BallcourtParis, Banks of the Seine Jeu de Paume (early Tennis)Pompei Roman amphitheatre ("Built in 70AD, Pompeii's amphitheatre is the oldest and most complete pre-Colosseum style amphitheatre in the Roman world.")Pythagoreion and Heraion of Samos stadiumQuirigua BallcourtRideau Canal The world's largest skating rinkRome Roman amphitheatre and circus: Colosseum, Castrense Amphiteatre, Ludus Magnus, Circus Maximus, Nero's Circus, Maxentius' Circus, Circus Flaminius, Circus VarianusSamarra "Three racecourses were built east of the main city. Two have an out-and-back course 80m wide and 10.42km long with a spectators’ pavilion at the start and the third a pattern of four circles around a central pavilion (5.3km)." and "Tell Al-Alij is an artificial mound for the caliph to view the horse-races" (Nom File) Siena Palio, a traditional medieval horse raceSite of Carthage Roman amphitheatreSyracuse Roman amphitheatreTarraco Roman amphitheatre and circusTequila Teuchitlan site of Guachimontones, ball courtTikal National Park Pre-Columbian Ball courts (7)Tipasa Roman amphitheatreTongariro National Park Skiing; linkTrier Roman amphitheatreTyre Roman Hippodrome (horse racing and chariot racing)Uxmal Pre-Columbian BallcourtVerona Roman amphitheatreXochicalco BallcourtYagul and Mitla ballcourt in Yagul
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