Tyre’s hippodrome dates to the second century. It is 90 meters wide, 480 meters long, had a capacity of about 20,000 people, and was built for chariot races. This hippodrome is unique because it’s being built of stone instead of the more usual brick. In the center was a large granite obelish. On both sides were meeting places for the supporters of the teams, which were called the Blues (in the western part of the hippodrome) and the Greens (in the eastern part). These were luxurious buildings, with mosaics and equiped with baths.
Although primarily meant for chariot races, the hippodrome was also used for other types of sport, and it is likely that at least some of the events of the Tyrian Games were celebrated at this place.