Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Behold! Roman amphitheater begins transforming into hockey rink

In June, Erste Bank Hockey League (Austria) team Medveščak Zagreb announced that it would play a pair of games in September inside the Pula Arena, a Roman amphitheater in Croatia built between 27 B.C. and 68 A.D. At one time it seated about 20,000 spectators as gladiators did battle until emperor Honorius banned the fights in the 5th century.

Earlier this week construction began on the rink for the two games to be played Sept. 14 and 16 featuring Medveščak Zagreb facing off against Tilia Olympija (Slovenia) and UPC Vienna Capitals (Austria). Over 150 tons of equipment were delivered on 22 trucks from Italy over six days to Zagreb.

Via http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/behold-roman-amphitheatre-begins-transforming-hockey-rink-141229032--nhl.html