Full name: stadion
Plural form: stadia
Alternate spelling: stade
Category type: length
Scale factor: 157.7
The SI base unit for length is the metre.
1 metre is equal to 0.0063411540900444 stadion.
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An empirical determination of the length of the stadion was made by Lev Vasilevich Firsov, who compared 81 distances given by Eratosthenes and Strabo with the straight-line distances measured by modern methods, and averaged the results. He obtained a result of about 157.7 metres (172.5 yd).