or stadium emoji [stey-dee-uh m ih-moh-jee]
What does 🏟️ mean?
The stadium emoji depicts a round (in most cases) structure, usually marked with flags or floodlights, that represents the type of building that plays host to large crowds for sporting events and rock concerts.
On most platforms, a green field is seen in the center, which is where games like football, baseball, and soccer take place. Which is why the emoji is mostly used in sports-related social-media posts.
Where does come from?
Rah! The stadium emoji was approved as part of Unicode 7.0 in 2014 and added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015.
The emoji is largely used in social-media posts related to sporting events and teams, which is fitting since that’s where the stadium’s roots lie. The first known structure to house large sporting events and crowds is the stadium in tiny Olympia, Greece, where the Olympic Games began in 776 BC. This stadium was dedicated to Zeus.
Fun fact: Rome’s Circus Maximus, largely a chariot-racing venue, was the first and largest stadium in ancient Rome, and isn’t round in shape, but is instead long and oval. Go ahead and whip that knowledge out at the next football game.
Who uses ?
Used for all things related to stadiums and sporting events, this emoji is a global favorite for fans everywhere.
It's FA Cup derby week! The Swans face off against local rivals.
— Staines Town FC (@StainesTownFC) September 5, 2018
Kenya vs Ghana
3 days to go !
🏆2019 AFCON Qualifier
🗓️ Saturday, 8th, September, 2018
🕓 1600 EAT
🏟️ Kasarani National Stadium#KenyavsGhana #HarambeeStars #SimamaNaHarambeeStars pic.twitter.com/taWefU3wBs
— Football Kenya Federation (@Football_Kenya) September 5, 2018
— نادي الجزيرة (@AlJazira_uae) September 5, 2018
It also appeals to fans of stadiums?
Can you name the stadium and city? 🏟️ pic.twitter.com/hSneLduZjp
— Top Eleven (@topeleven) September 3, 2018
#NFL team Atlanta Falcons unveil incredible new retractable roof at Mercedes-Benz Stadium (VIDEO) 🏈🏟️😮
— RT Sport (@RTSportNews) July 28, 2018
And, when it comes to American football, the stadium emoji takes on a life of its own …
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🏈DOMINATE THE FOE!🏟️
🎄JIMI HENDRIX SAYS: SCUSE ME WHILE I KISS THE SKY🎄 pic.twitter.com/v8eN10jKtf
— Ked Adams Woodley (@KedAdams7) September 5, 2018
https://t.co/Rboo4Z4JqH NFL site doing a CFB article 🆚🏟️😂
— dacostello (@dacostello1) September 2, 2018
… even if the post is a bit critical of the way these colossal buildings are paid for. Go, taxpayers!
Over the past decade, taxpayers have paid BILLIONS of dollars for @NFL stadiums 🏟️ RT and sign if you think it's time for owners to pay for their own stadiums! https://t.co/qZWjbYzJE7 pic.twitter.com/KFFha0qpYf
— AFP (@AFPhq) December 21, 2017
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