The Palazzetto dello Sport


Description Technical Data
The Palazzetto dello Sport was the first venue to be completed under the construction plans for the Games of the XVII Olympiad and may be considered as the prototype of a sports venue of medium size built at low cost.
It was with this idea in mind that the technical installations and equipment were reduced to an absolute minimum, whilst internal and external finishing touches were practical and economical. 
  • Area covered:— 4,776 sq. metres;
  • External diameter:— 78 metres;
  • Internal diameter:— 58.50 metres;
  • Height from arena level to top of dome:— 21 metres;
  • Seating tiers are of crescent shape, i.e. they follow the oval shape of the arena which is situated 3 metres below ground level.
Photogallery Sports
Celebrations Rome 1960