The seating surrounded the all of the arena with steps that were 1400m long.
Each row could house 3500 spectators. The seats were 40am wide, 50cm in dept and the height of the step was 33cm.
There were probably about 50 rows of seats summing up at least 150000 spectators.
The racetrack was 550-580m long and 80m wide, with a total surface of 44.000square meters (12 times more than the coliseum).
The track was covered with the finest sand, aimed to absorb easily the rain in case of bad weather and not to lift too much dust on the audience.
The ‘spina’ : the central path around which the chariots were turning was 340 m long.
In the Circus Maximus men and women sat together, it was an opportunity to start new love affairs…