VIEW FROM THE TOP

Much like Safeco Field in Seattle, although it was built in the 4th century BC for the Panathenaic contests, there is not a bad seat in the house, although all of the seats were quite hard (marble). The Roman Stadium was rebuilt in Pantelic marble by Herodes Atticus and after years of disuse, it was restored for the first modern Olympics in 1896.

With marble seats for a mere 700 spectators, the ‘Killimarmaron’ as it is known, cannot meet the needs of modern games but it is expected to play some sort of ceremonial role in the 2004 Olympic games.