a large sports ground surrounded by rows of seats and usually other buildings a football/sports stadium an all-seater stadium Wordfinderathlete, champion, compete, fixture, match, record, spectator, sport, stadium, tournament Word Origin late Middle English (originally referring to an ancient Roman or Greek measure of length): via Latin from Greek stadion. The current sense dates from the mid 19th cent.Extra examples The Reds are building a new stadium. Thousands packed into the stadium to watch the final. the home stadium of the New York Giants It is a domed stadium with artificial turf. They’re planning to turn the football ground into an all-seater stadium. Thousands of football fans packed into the stadium to watch the game.