The stadium is the premier venue for many sporting events throughout the galaxy. With the capacity to hold large crowds, it allows many to enjoy the privilege of watching their favorite athlete or team. The playing field can be utilized for many different sporting events as well as conventions. On some planets it is used as an arena to watch fights to the death and on others as a venue for shockball.
Gambling can be found in the stadium if you know where to look, as well as many places to get a quick bite to eat. VIP boxes line the upper edge of the stadium and provide seating for the rich and famous. With the range of activities going on inside of a stadium, many societies consider them a center of culture and interaction between sentients.