Helsinki Velodrome

The Helsingin Velodromi (Finnish = velodrome Helsinki ) is an open velodrome in the Finnish capital Helsinki. It is located in Pasila district, next to the Sports Park Käpylä ( Käpylän Urheilupuisto ).

The velodrome from 1938 to 1940, originally built for the Summer Olympics in 1940, but did not get to host due to the outbreak of the Second World War. The track is made ​​of cement, 400 meters long and has around 7,200 spectators, even under a covered grandstand. At the 1952 Olympics here the Track Cycling and Hockey competitions were held. From 1997 to 2000 it was renewed. Today, the railway is mainly used for training purposes, since it is no longer permitted due to their length and safety deficiencies for international competitions.

Architect of the railway was the Finnish architect Hilding Ekelund.