User:Reosarevok/Place types

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Hi! I had an RFV for adding a "Stadium/Arena" type for places technically pass yesterday, but there didn't seem to be much consensus on whether to add it, and how. So I'm making a small "poll" to find out what most people would actually prefer! :)

Should we have extra place types at all?



  • Caller_number_six (talk) 19:25, 25 January 2014 (UTC) — More accurately, "Not in a way that leads to a long, unwieldy list."
  • — jesus2099 ♬ 23:25, 26 January 2014 (UTC)


  • warp
  • Monxton (talk) 06:37, 27 January 2014 (UTC) - I'm not entirely against expanding the list, but I want new types to be very clearly defined
  • JonnyJD (talk) 15:47, 27 January 2014 (UTC) - I am not strongly against it, but we should be *very* careful not to add arbitrary types. The distinction between a studio and a venue is relevant, others might not. General info like indoor/outdoor, number of seats, accessibility might be more interesting and adding them as attributes might be better.

If yes, should Stadium and Arena be added as one type, or as two?


  • LordSputnik
  • Caller_number_six (talk) 19:25, 25 January 2014 (UTC) — Less is more :-)
  • JonnyJD (talk) 10:10, 27 January 2014 (UTC) - we don't distinguish between open air and indoor venues
    • I would like an indoor/outdoor attribute, which would make the distinction between stadium and arena redundant --JonnyJD (talk) 15:20, 27 January 2014 (UTC)


  • SultS
  • Nikki (talk) 12:27, 25 January 2014 (UTC)
  • --Lixobix (talk) 14:44, 25 January 2014 (UTC) There are cases where there are two separate venues in the same location, e.g. Wembley Stadium and Wembley Arena.
    • They would be separate venues and have a different name. Nothing wrong with that. --JonnyJD (talk) 15:50, 27 January 2014 (UTC)
  • 2 different things. Stadium is for outdoor sports and an arena is for indoor sports. (talk) 19:58, 25 January 2014 (UTC)


  • Reosarevok (talk) 10:27, 25 January 2014 (UTC)
  • I'm not really sure what the difference between them is: wikipedia:Stadium suggests we germans name our stadiums "XXX Arena" and wikipedia:Arena suggests they're sometimes used synonymously. Is the difference that Arenas have a roof over everything while Stadiums do not? --Mineo (talk) 13:55, 25 January 2014 (UTC)
    • Like ListMyCDs mentioned, I would call outdoor ones stadiums, indoor ones arenas (perhaps "indoor arena" would be a better name to use, that's what Wikipedia seems to prefer at least). Sometimes people use them interchangeably, but there are stadiums in Germany which are called "Stadion" rather than "Arena", e.g. the first two German stadiums that came to mind for me both are - wikipedia:de:Rewirpowerstadion, wikipedia:de:RheinEnergieStadion. --Nikki (talk) 15:01, 26 January 2014 (UTC)
  • Monxton (talk) 06:37, 27 January 2014 (UTC) - I didn't previously understand the distinction, but according to other statements here it's that a Stadium is outdoors and an Arena is indoors. If so, I can see an argument for adding a Stadium (outdoor) type. Though there are still questions like what if its a stadium with a retracting roof? However for an indoor arena, how am I going to distinguish that from, say, an exhibition hall or other multipurpose space? I think it's just a Venue.

If not, should we use Venue or Other for stadiums and arenas?




  • Nikki (talk) 12:27, 25 January 2014 (UTC)
  • Monxton (talk) 06:37, 27 January 2014 (UTC) Other for stadia, Venue for arenas.