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Hippodrome
Description
A district unique to Byzantium. Replaces the Entertainment Complex district, and provides +3 Amenities, and cheaper to build. When the Hippodrome and buildings in this district are constructed receive a Heavy Cavalry unit. The free unit does not require resources when created or to maintain.
Historical Context
The Byzantines, like the Romans before them, loved their chariot races. At the hippodrome (from the Greek “horse way”), teams of four-horse chariots would careen around the U-shaped track – a slight improvement to the bloody gladiatorial pits of Rome. Rivalries between teams were so intense that they put modern-day soccer or football rivalries to shame. In 532, the “Nika riots” between rival fans burned down half of the city of Constantinople and nearly killed the emperor Justinian. The hippodrome was vitally important, then, to the happiness (and, sometimes, unhappiness) of the city’s inhabitants, and was a site where citizens could see and cheer along with (or against) their Emperor.
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ICON_DISTRICT_HIPPODROME

Traits

Unique To
Replaces
+3 Amenities from entertainment
Appeal to Adjacent Tiles: 1
Trade Yields
Domestic Destination
+1 Food
International Destination
+1 Food

Requirements

Civic
Production Cost
Base Cost: 27 Production
Maintenance Cost
Base Cost: 1 Gold

Usage

Unlocks Buildings
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ICON_DISTRICT_HIPPODROME
Description
A district unique to Byzantium. Replaces the Entertainment Complex district, and provides +3 Amenities, and cheaper to build. When the Hippodrome and buildings in this district are constructed receive a Heavy Cavalry unit. The free unit does not require resources when created or to maintain.
Historical Context
The Byzantines, like the Romans before them, loved their chariot races. At the hippodrome (from the Greek “horse way”), teams of four-horse chariots would careen around the U-shaped track – a slight improvement to the bloody gladiatorial pits of Rome. Rivalries between teams were so intense that they put modern-day soccer or football rivalries to shame. In 532, the “Nika riots” between rival fans burned down half of the city of Constantinople and nearly killed the emperor Justinian. The hippodrome was vitally important, then, to the happiness (and, sometimes, unhappiness) of the city’s inhabitants, and was a site where citizens could see and cheer along with (or against) their Emperor.

Traits

Unique To
Replaces
+3 Amenities from entertainment
Appeal to Adjacent Tiles: 1
Trade Yields
Domestic Destination
+1 Food
International Destination
+1 Food

Requirements

Civic
Production Cost
Base Cost: 27 Production
Maintenance Cost
Base Cost: 1 Gold

Usage

Unlocks Buildings
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