Helsinki: Last days of the old Olympiastadion

source:; author: michał

Helsinki: Last days of the old Olympiastadion It’s the last two days to visit the national stadium of Finland and possibly find a souvenir. Just before Christmas the building will be closed for three long years of redevelopment.


Beginning last Tuesday, sports enthusiasts in Finland were allowed to visit Olympiastadion and buy souvenirs of their choice. Anything that was possible for dismantling was up for grabs as the stadium’s structure will be ripped naked to undergo thorough revamp.

Most interesting items were snapped up quickly by fans, just like earlier the sale of wooden seating proved very popular. What remains inside the stadium will be available for sale through Tuesday, December 22.

Starting Wednesday the stadium will be closed for the public until 2019. It will undergo the largest redevelopment in its history. Though the monument-listed structure needs to remain the same, the stadium will receive much larger roof and entirely new equipment inside.

The project is expected to cost €209 million ($225m).

Olympiastadion HelsinkiPhoto: Kwong Yee Cheng (cc: by-nc-sa)