Meaning of “stadium” in the English Dictionary

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"stadium" in British English

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stadiumnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈsteɪ.di.əm/ us /ˈsteɪ.di.əm/ plural stadiums or stadia uk /ˈsteɪ.di.ə/ us

B2 a large closed area of land with rows of seats around the sides and often with no roof, used for sports events and musical performances:

Thousands of fans packed into the stadium to watch the match.
the opening of a new national stadium (= where a country's team plays its home games)

More examples

  • Flags of all the participating countries are flying outside the stadium.
  • Thousands of fans are packing into the stadium.
  • There were ugly scenes outside the stadium.
  • The stadium has a seating capacity of 50 000.
  • The stadium has been specifically designed as a venue for European Cup matches.

(Definition of “stadium” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"stadium" in American English

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stadiumnoun [ C ]

us /ˈsteɪ·di·əm/

a large structure consisting of many rows of seats surrounding an area of land on which sports are played and where sometimes other public events happen:

a football stadium
Yankee Stadium

(Definition of “stadium” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)