The Circus Maximus was an roman chariot racing stadium, It was the largest stadium and was used as a model for other stadiums that were built on the roman empire. Mostly it was used for entertainment. The main event was a chariot race that could send out 12 chariots at once. The circus maximus was also used for large wild animal hunting show. the races were always done counterclockwise. It could seat 250,000.
The chariots were made of very light material so they can go fast. They had 2 charioteer. 1 to steer the chariot, and the other to fight the racers. And the weapon charoiteers would use the weapon to poke the other charioteers or hurt the animals pulling the other chariots. and they would have spikes or sword blade to hurt the chariot and the animal puling the chariot. and they would tie the reins to their waist and have a knife so they could them selves free when their chariot tips over
The race track is 621 meters long, and 118 meters long. their are 2 turns at the end of the race track. the circus maximus stadium was built in the 16th centry BCE. At first, it was built out of would, but it burnt down a couple of times, so they rebuilt it out of marble and concrete. the stadium lasted a long time. but by the time it was the 6th AD the racetrack was no longer in use. it was suffering decay and damage. The circus maximus was destroyed by fire and flooding.