the venue for vs the venue of something

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sibu

Senior Member
Hello

I am wondering about the following sentence:

"Two years ago, our stadium was the venue FOR the championship."

Is it possible to say "our stadium was the venue OF the championship"?

Thanks for your help!
 
  • owlman5

    Senior Member
    English-US
    Hello, Sibu. I much prefer "for" in that sentence. "Of" often denotes possession. Because the championship doesn't own the stadium, I'd find it confusing.
     

    Beryl from Northallerton

    Senior Member
    British English
    Yes, we mostly say "Two years ago, our stadium was the venue FOR the championship." nowadays.

    Saying, "our stadium was the venue OF the championship" could risk being (mis)understood as "our stadium was the BEST (among other venues) venue of the championship".
     
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