Stadium Facts

  • The Helsinki Olympic Stadium was inaugurated in 12 June 1938.
  • The Stadium refurbishment and renovation project was implemented in 2016–2020.
  • The refurbished Stadium will reopen in August 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 Olympic Stadiums seats were second in the most innovative procurement category in the awards given by the Procura+ European Sustainable Procurement Network.
  • The new shelter roof received constructional Steelwork Award for 2019.The shelter roof is made of three million kilos of steel.
  • 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 façade covers adds up to 100 km.
  • 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 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.
  • For general information about the Stadium, please go to Frequently asked questions.