Not all sports venues are permanent structures at the Olympic Games. Temporary grandstands were built in some cases. In the case of Beach Volleyball the temporary structure is not just a grandstand, it’s a full-on stadium…and it’s massive! It seats approximately 15,000 people, which is 3 times the capacity of GWU’s [permanent] Charles E. Smith Athletic Center. The structure itself, as you can see below, is a complex network of scaffolding. Spectators walk up stairways within the scaffolding to get to the different tiers of the stadium. I commend the engineers behind the design and construction of this amazing structure!
Posted by olympian on August 3, 2012 | Filed under: Olympics.