Is this not why you are here? Roman amphitheater said to be turned into hockey rink
Keyword: roman amphiteater, transformed ice rink, gladiator
Where gladiators once swung swords and battled to the death in the 5th century Erste Bank Hockey League is looking to recreate and entirely different battle scene. 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.
Construction began early this week 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). The stands will hold a little over 7,000 fans for each game and will be built in stages due to the terrain inside the amphitheater.
I don’t know about you but this is sick. To skate where gladiators battled for their lives and you get to do the same in a sense. Talk about an entirely different pumped up, like Russel Crow type shit. No bullshit I would definitely get a two and ten my first shift out there for taking someones ankle off, that’s how charged up I would be.
There better be guys in cloaks, wearing fake wigs and ivory head bands throwing roses and loafs of bread chanting Spaniard, Spaniard or I’m going to be pissed. Can’t wait until this game pops off.