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Velodromo Vigorelli, Milan

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Velodromo Vigorelli (from 2001 officially Velodromo Maspes-Vigorelli) is a 397-metre (434 yd; 1,302 ft) semi-covered velodrome in Milan, Italy. It is currently used mostly

for American football events. The stadium holds 9,000 people and was built in 1935 by Vigorelli Cycles. It was burned down during the second world war after bombing of Milan by the RAF but then rebuilt.

The stadium was home to the hour record from 1935 to 1967 and the one-hour tandem record of Ernest Mills and Bill Paul from 1937 to 2000. It hosted the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in 1939, 1951, 1955 and 1962. After years of neglect and planned demolitions, campaigning by local enthusiasts led to the approval by local authorities in March 2014 of plans to renovate the velodrome.
The stadium has also hosted music events, including the Beatles' concert on June 24, 1965. It was the site of a concert by English rock band Led Zeppelin which took place during the band's 1971 European tour, well known for its descent into a violent riot between concert attendees and the local police.
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  • A few decades ago the winters were characterized by important snowfall, now a distant memory, a particularly abundant snowfall in the winter of 1985 caused the roof aof this beatiful velodrome built.....  more »
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  • Simply THE TEMPLE
  • An Historical Landmark for cycling enthusiasts, this velodrome has witnessed many events in cycling history. It's an emotional experience to be allowed inside.

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