A fun Friday night once meant going to the velodrome to watch cyclists collide.
1A cycle-racing track, typically with steeply banked curves.
1.1A stadium containing a banked cycle-racing track.
Late 19th century: from French vélodrome, from vélo bicycle + -drome (see -drome).
Indoor velodromes were also common particularly in the late 19th and early 20th century. For example, the Vélodrome d'hiver was built in Paris in 1909 and featured a 250 m (820.2 ft) indoor track with a wooden surface.