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Stadium 2
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View looking southwest at the interior of the stadium. Note the rounded southwestern end (the stadium at Aphrodisias is rounded as well).

The stadium is located on the southeastern portion of the mound of Laodicea. It was built during the reign of the emperor Vespasian (A.D. 69–79). It is one of the largest stadiums in Asia (compare Aphrodisias and Perge) being about 810 ft. [247 m.] long.

It has not been excavated but rows of seats can be seen on the right (north) side of the image. It was rounded at both ends. Originally used for athletic contests it was also used for gladiatorial combat.

For another view of the stadium Click Here.

For a map and brief description of the historical and biblical significance of Laodicea Click Here.