During the heyday of the Roman Empire, 50,000 fans would squeeze in to watch all sorts of spectacles, mock sea battles, animal hunts, and gladiators in combat. Rome’s ancient stadium has crumbled a bit but nowadays there are quite a few arenas with the same name.
They include venues in Vancouver, the Philippines, and Hong Kong and the one we have our eye on. It’s been home to three professional sports teams: The Athletics, the Raiders and the Earthquakes. It’s usually got enough popcorn, peanuts and beer to accommodate up to 60,000 fans.
The answer is Oakland’s Coliseum. It’s where the BBC’S Disabilities Correspondent Peter White went recently to experience his first baseball game. Anchor Lisa Mullins speak with Peter about his new radio series, ‘Blind Man Roams The Globe’