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Where I live school stadiums usually have a running track around a soccer field without substantial sitting. Here's an example

Obviously leisure=stadium doesn't fit. I don't think that leisure=sports_centre fits too, since this is just a school stadium.

Most of them may not require anything more than a leisure=pitch+sport=soccer and leisure=track+sport=running. The problem is when such a stadium has a name. There is nowhere to put it.

Here is another example of a stadium with a distinct name within a sports_centre. Currently it's mistagged as leisure=stadium.

Is there a correct approach? In local understanding stadium is often a pitch with track around it, not including all of the pitches and indoor facilities around it.

asked 04 Nov '22, 15:03

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I wouldn't call your first example a stadium: it's just a running track & a soccer pitch. There's no evidence of spectator facilities at all. (If the wiki requires tiered seating then I think it is wrong, plenty of minor stadia might just provided a limited sheltered area for standing and perhaps a rail to lean on around the pitch: this may accommodate 200-500 spectators without seating).

(05 Nov '22, 13:17) SK53 ♦

Usually they do have a seating, just not for a big crowd. In Estonian and Russian that's a school stadium (or a word which would be directly translated as such) and a separate entity which may sometimes have a name (though it's usually just "<school_name>'s stadium"). I suspect there may be other countries which have this problem too.

It's not very clear at what spectator capacity should a pitch become a stadium and if they should be able to sit, but my question is more about if there is a way to tag this entity.

(05 Nov '22, 18:19) qqqqqqqqqqqq...

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