TerrainTurku, Lounais-Suomi, Finland
Created2012-08-09 19:52:31
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PaavoZone is a turfzone in Turku in the region of Lounais-Suomi (Southwestern Finland) in Finland.


The zone is placed at the Paavo Nurmi Stadium that is located on the "Sampalinna" hill, one of the seven hills of Turku.

Paavo Nurmi Stadium[edit]

Paavo Nurmi Stadium (Finnish: Paavo Nurmen stadion, Swedish: Paavo Nurmis stadion) is a multi-use stadium in Turku, Finland. It is currently used mostly for football matches and athletics meets. It holds 13,000 people and is named after the Turku-born runner Paavo Nurmi. Twenty athletics world records have been set at the stadium. John Landy broke the world records for the 1,500 m and the mile (1954), Nurmi for the 3,000 m (1922), Emil Zátopek (1950) and Ron Clarke (1965) for the 10,000 m, Viljo Heino for the one-hour run (1945) and the 20 km (1949), Matti Järvinen for the javelin throw (1932) and Charles Hoff for the pole vault (1925).

Paavo Nurmi Games, a track and field meet, is held at the stadium annually.

This is one of the orginal zones for Turku from 2012 when Turf came to the city. Nearby zones are TurkuUrheilu and Sportpark.

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