This Olympic stadium was built in the Functionalistic style in 1938 with the intent of hosting the 1940 Summer Games. However, the events were cancelled after the outbreak of World War II. Subsequently, in the summer of 1952, 850,000 spectators attended the XVth Olympic Games at Helsingfors Olympiastadion. The stadium, still the country’s largest, is now home field for the Finland National Football Team, other events and a youth hostel. The observation deck on top of the 235 foot tower provides amazing views of Helsinki.