Stadium Facts

  • The Helsinki Olympic Stadium was inaugurated in 12 June 1938.
  • The Stadium refurbishment and renovation project was implemented in 2016–2020.
  • The public, event organisers and Helsinki citizens are provided with a gross area of 19,920 m2 of new facilities while the total gross area of the project was 40,720 m2. With the track and field as well as the stands, the refurbishment involved 90,000 m2. 
  • The stands seat an audience of about 36,200 while the capacity in concerts is as high as 50,000 spectators.
  • The Stadium has 12 bookable meeting and multipurpose facilities for 8 to 150 attendees. The facilities can be used together in order to organise events in various sizes
  • The bookable indoor exercise facilities number is 9.
  • The Stadium public service points were multiplied from eight to 25, each with several points of sale and separate cashier points.
  • The number of toilets and various types of urinals is 502 in total.
  • The volume of concrete used for the new underground facilities rose to almost 19,000 m3, while the museum and section A stands consumed 1,500 m3 and the strengthening of the structures 12,000 m3 of concrete.
  • The total length of the planks in the facade covers adds up to 100 km.


  • 2020 Finlandia prize of architecture
  • The Wood Award of 2020 
  • 2020 Concrete Structure Award

  • Finnish Association of Civil Engineers RIL-award of 2020
  • The Design act of 2020 was granted to Piiroinen Oy - from the design of the new seats for Helsinki Olympic Stadium
  • The new auditorium roof was awarded the Steel Structure Award of 2019. Three million kilos of steel have been used in the restruction of the roof
  • The Olympic Stadiums seats were second in the most innovative procurement category in the awards given by the Procura+ European Sustainable Procurement Network.
  • IOC IAKS Award Silver 2021
  • The arena of the year 2022, Music x Media Industry Awards

For general information about the Stadium, please go to Frequently asked questions.