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Olympic Stadion

Olympic Stadion (Stadium) —  The Olympic Stadion, built in 1938 was designed in functionalistic style by the architects Yrjö Lindegren and Toivo Jäntti.  The Olympic Games were held in 1952 in Helsinki.  Today the Stadion (located in an exceptionally central location in Helsinki – Töölö district) hosts both national and international sporting events (such as international football matches) and concerts (like U2, Bruce Springsteen, Iron Maiden, and Bonjovi).  See its website for info on upcoming events:  www.stadion.fi

 

The Stadion is also home to the Sports Museum of Finland, where you can get to know Finland’s sports history and come see different exhibits. More information can be found here: www.urheilumuseo.fi

 

Along with the Stadion itself, there is the Stadion Tower — which is 72 meters (235 feet) high, and in the top you can admire the Helsinki city landscape.  Naturally, this is a tourist attraction unto itself.  Admission (Stadion Tower):  €5 (adult), €2 (children).  Free admission for those under 6 years.  Hours:  9 am – 9 pm (Mon. – Fri.), 9 am – 6 pm (Sat. – Sun.)