June 2, 2014 - submitted by Kaz, Australia

Q. Greetings Oracle,
I'm sorry if I sound terribly ignorant here - I'm going back through all Roadie 42's blogs, and have found myself confused on a number of occasions? Could you please educate me about the difference between an arena and a stadium? Thanks :)

The Oracle replies:

Without using a dictionary definition and whatnot, the simplest way to explain is arenas are indoor & stadiums are outdoor venues. Arenas tend to have a lower capacity than stadiums.
There are exceptions but that's the general difference.